tell off

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Another was later told not to use the word "naughty" to tell off his daughter.
The individual who picked me up on my gawking was himself a man, who openly sleazes at women and who I never tell off for the said trait.
Hodges does some key investigating on his own, Childers does the old Jack Nicholson blow-up on the stand, witnesses are pressured into lying, ``surprise'' testimony you knew was coming an hour earlier pops up at a climactic moment, and the few good men tell off the clueless desk jockeys but good.
She looks as if she's just come in from the playground to tell off teacher.