give someone an earful

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give somebody an earful (third-person singular simple present gives somebody an earful, present participle giving somebody an earful, simple past gave somebody an earful, past participle given somebody an earful)

  1. (idiomatic) To shout very loudly at someone
    I should've never tried to grind the business' computer system to halt. Firstly I got sacked, and then my boss gave me a right earful.