to give someone a piece of your mind




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - give someone a piece of your mind

"to give someone a piece of your mind"

to speak angrily to someone about something they have done wrong

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - give someone a piece of your mind

Two coworkers are talking ...

Coworker 1:  I can't believe that the boss gave me the weekend shift again. That is three in a row. I am so upset.

Coworker 2:  Are you going to give the boss a piece of your mind?

Coworker 1:  I would like to berate the boss but I am worried that it will just cause me to receive even more weekend shifts.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - give someone a piece of your mind

A couple are talking ...

Wife:  Welcome home. You are very late. Did something happen on your drive home?

Husband:  The traffic was really bad. There was one driver who was driving so recklessly I thought he was going to crash into my car. At the last minute I managed to brake just in time and then he cut me off. I can tell you that I gave him a piece of my mind.

Wife:  You know that getting upset and yelling and screaming like that is not good for your stress levels.




to give someone a piece of your mind - Usage:

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to give someone a piece of your mind - Gerund Form:

Giving the ticket agent a piece of his mind for extremely poor service, the man chastized the agent severly.




to give someone a piece of your mind - Examples:

1)  ... let people walk over me no matter who they are. I give them a piece of my mind. I go on the attack until they capitulate.

2)  ... were treating me unfairly or singling me out, I would rudely give them a piece of my mind. Not only did this keep me in a lot of trouble ...

3)  I clenched my teeth. Then I left my apartment to give my neighbour a piece of my mind. I pounded on my neighbour's door.

4)  ... he was about to go in search of his errant wife to give her a piece of his mind, ...

5)  ... first thought might be to ring the editor of the paper and give her a piece of your mind, or you might want to hide away from the embarrassing humiliation ...

6)  However if I ever catch them again I will give them a piece of my mind and hopefully stop some other innocent person getting conned!

7)  ... if anyone said I look awful because of my size I'd give them a piece of my mind; ...

8)  ... some youths were making a noise and she went out to give them a piece of her mind.

9)  I wanted to give him a piece of my mind and my thoughts about his hurtful ways.

10)  ... even been able to play the game or contact the company to give them a piece of my mind for wasting my time and money on a game that wasn't ...

11)  You don't like it, and you give that person a piece of your mind.

12)  ... you call the guards. No point going out there to give the kid a piece of your mind. At best, you'll be mocked. At worst, ...

13)  ... it to them to call or write your congressman and senators and give them a piece of your mind.

14)  I will give that moron a piece of my mind and nothing else. He is a disgrace to this country, ...

15)  She was going to give those people a piece of her mind. How dare they treat her friend like that? 

16)  ... times where I have wanted to call my husband's boss and give him a piece of my mind for what I have perceived of as the company taking too much ...

17)  I dropped the whole dumb technophobe act and gave him a piece of my mind. Told him I thought what he was doing was despicable, ...

18)  ... he was, very bad tempered. Very rude too. I gave him a piece of my mind and sent him packing.

19)  I lost it a bit and gave them a piece of my mind with a few colourful words thrown in for good measure.

20)  He followed that vehicle and swore at the driver and gave him a piece of his mind.