dressing down

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İngilizce - İngilizce
Present participle of dress down
reprimand, rebuke
a severe scolding
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To scold
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To wear casual or informal clothes
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A reprimand or rarely, a thrashing

We must all bow to you, and try to get a favorable word, must we? This man shall have a leg up, and this man shall have a dressing down! — A. Conan Doyle, The Lost World, 1912.

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If you dress down, you wear clothes that are less smart than usual. She dresses down in baggy clothes to avoid hordes of admirers
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put on clothes that make a careless or ill-dressed impression
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{f} underdress; dress in a way that is not formal enough for the circumstances; scold; criticize severely
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censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
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If someone gives you a dressing-down, they speak angrily to you because you have done something bad or foolish. = telling off. an occasion when you talk angrily to someone because they have done something wrong give sb/get a dressing-down
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