To harshly reprimand one.
My parents are going to take a piece out of me when they find out I crashed the car.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘take a piece out of (one)’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘take a piece out of (one)’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.