chew out v.
(orig. US) to tell off, to harangue, thus n. chewing out.
|[||Dawn O’Hara (1925) 243: The kid wears spectacles and a Norfolk suit [...] We’re saving him until you get back, if the kids in the alley don’t chew him up before that time].|
|(con. 1917) implied in chew (on) someone’s ass under chew v.|
|in Derelicts of Company K (1978) 305: I want to see some Buddhaheads chew out some Haoles once in a while.|
|N.Y. Herald Trib. 11 July 5/1: Soldiers actually used such superior slang phrases as: [...] chew out —reprimand so severely as almost to rip out a victim’s hide.|
|Dud Avocado (1960) 72: He’d chewed out that sad sack plenty.|
|Pimp 183: I heard a loud sobbing whine [...] It was ‘Scarface’ chewing out Chris.|
|(con. 1940s) Tattoo (1977) 174: LeMay hit the roof. He really chewed out the bombardiers.|
|Silence of the Lambs (1991) 287: He would dawdle until Crawford was [...] pissed off and justified in chewing him out.|
|Guardian Rev. 24 Sept. 27: She chewed me out and said she’d never read any of my stuff again.|
|Running the Books 331: [If] I know he likes gettin’ chewed out. Then I fuckin’ tell him whatever I think.|
|The Force [ebook] It got him a chewing out from his sergeant.|