give someone the business

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To harangue, criticize vigorously, berate, or ridicule someone.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'give someone the business':

give someone the businessTo treat someone harshly or in a wrongful manner, such as by abusing, deceiving, or manipulating.
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