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Meaning: a verbal reprimand or verbal criticism, a long talk

For example:

  • Mandy got an earful from her father when she got home late.

  • Boy, did I get an earful from my wife when I forgot our anniversary! She went on and on about how I didn't love her anymore and how selfish I am. I thought she'd never quit!

Quick Quiz:

Ollie got an earful from his girlfriend when he
  1. bought her some flowers
  2. gave her an iron for her birthday
  3. took her to a movie

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