take a piece out of (one)

take a piece out of (one)

Meaning

To harshly reprimand one.

Examples

My parents are going to take a piece out of me when they find out I crashed the car.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘take a piece out of (one)’ mean?

The idiom take a piece out of (one) means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘take a piece out of (one)’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘take a piece out of (one)’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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