’earful’

When you say that you got an earful from someone, you mean that the person spoke to you angrily for a long time.

Examples: The teacher gave the students an earful for not doing their homework.* When I came home late last week, my mother gave me an earful. * If you don’t return the Rs. 50 by tomorrow, you will get an earful from me.

 Source: ‘Know Your English’ (The Hindu) – August 14, 2006.

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