give someone a mouthful

give someone a mouthful
give someone a mouthful Brit. informal talk to someone in an angry or abusive way.
Main Entry: mouthful

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  • give someone a mouthful — informal phrase to speak to someone in a rude way When I asked her politely to move, she gave me a mouthful. Thesaurus: to insult or offend someonesynonym Main entry: mouthful * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone a mouthful Brit. — give someone a mouthful Brit. informal talk to someone in an angry or abusive way. → mouthful …   English new terms dictionary

  • give someone a mouthful — informal to speak to someone in a rude way When I asked her politely to move, she gave me a mouthful …   English dictionary

  • give someone hell — (informal) 1 when I found out I gave him hell: REPRIMAND SEVERELY, rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, scold, berate, remonstrate with, reprehend …   Useful english dictionary

  • mouthful — ► NOUN 1) a quantity of food or drink that fills or can be put in the mouth. 2) a long or complicated word or phrase. ● give someone a mouthful Cf. ↑give someone a mouthful …   English terms dictionary

  • mouthful — mouth|ful [ mauθful ] noun count * 1. ) an amount of food or drink that you put in your mouth at one time: The food was delicious, and I enjoyed every mouthful. 2. ) INFORMAL a word or phrase that is very long or hard to pronounce: His full name… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mouthful */ — UK [ˈmaʊθfʊl] / US noun [countable] Word forms mouthful : singular mouthful plural mouthfuls 1) an amount of food or drink that you put in your mouth at one time 2) informal a word or phrase that is very long or hard to pronounce His full name is …   English dictionary

  • mouthful — noun (plural mouthfuls) 1》 a quantity of food or drink that fills or can be put in the mouth. 2》 a long or complicated word or phrase. Phrases give someone a mouthful Brit. informal talk to someone in an angry or abusive way …   English new terms dictionary

  • mouthful — mouth|ful [ˈmauθful] n 1.) an amount of food or drink that you put into your mouth at one time ▪ Michael told his story between mouthfuls. mouthful of ▪ Betty drank a mouthful of beer. ▪ He took a mouthful of his pudding. 2.) (a bit of) a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mouthful — noun (C) 1 an amount of food or drink that you put into your mouth at one time: That was a great steak! I enjoyed every mouthful. 2 a mouthful informal a long word or phrase that is difficult to say: Her real name is a bit of a mouthful, so we… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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