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ear +‎ -ful

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earful (plural earfuls or earsful)

  1. (informal) an angry reprimand, castigation or telling off
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Danny Welbeck leads England's rout of Moldova but hit by Ukraine ban (in The Guardian, 6 September 2013)[1]
      Ivan Kruzliak had already taken an earful from Gary Neville at half-time and it was rare to see Hodgson as annoyed as he was while remonstrating with the fourth official.
  2. (informal) intimate gossip

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