Journey in Life: "Tear a strip off" nghĩa là gì?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

"Tear a strip off" nghĩa là gì?

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'Tear a strip off (someone)' nghĩa là mắng nhiếc ai thậm tệ vì phạm lỗi lầm hoặc hành vi sai trái.

Ví dụ
Toyah hides under Imran's desk as Nick comes in to tear a strip off him for the way he treated Leanne.

He's since lived in New York and now, ten years on, he's ready to tear a strip off Silicon Valley's tech culture but not 'hate on the tech itself'.

“Alun was a very wise and sensible guy who was very politically savvy (hiểu biết, lương tri). If I raised a concern about an issue with Radice’s approach he wouldn’t tear a strip off the CEO, but instead used the information to approach the situation carefully,” says Williams. “That approach often helped the company arrive at a better decision,” he adds.

For those of us who thought the media was being a bit tough on old Brian “Saxonwold Shebeen” Molefe for his unsavoury (ghê tởm, ô nhục, nhơ nhuốc) snouting as Eskom CEO, three High Court judges have now confirmed the most dismal (buồn thảm, tối tăm, ảm đạm) view of his and his board’s behaviour. Not only must he pay back his illegal pension millions, but the court tore a strip off him and others like him, ordering him to pay his and his adversary’s full legal costs.

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