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Definition of dressing-down noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dressing-down

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdresɪŋ ˈdaʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdresɪŋ ˈdaʊn//
 
[singular] (old-fashioned, informal)
 
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an occasion when somebody speaks angrily to a person because they have done something wrong
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