dress down

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The heavy criticism, personal attack upon a subaltern by a superior for any infraction, misdemeanor, rule violation,
felony et al which leaves the victim shattered:
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Sargeant Rockbundt reamed Private Muddleferd for twenty minutes in the presence of the squad for the simple act of missing the butt bucket with his 'ciggie':

Submitted by WerterBuch on January 25, 2016

Additional definitions for 'dress down':

dress downTo scold.
dress downTo wear casual or informal clothes.
dress down1) Wear casual or work clothing, informal clothes: 2) Speak To Someone In a Desultory Tone, A Commanding, Analytical, Superior, Critiquing Manner; . . . . . {Tell Someone 'OFF' }
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