- earful (n.)
- "a piece of one's mind," 1915, from ear (n.1) + -ful. Ear-bash (v.) is Australian slang (1944) for "talk inordinately" (to someone).
- 1. I bet Sue gave you an earful when you got home.
- 2. She gave me an earful about her husband's infidelities.
- 3. They can expect an earful on what the slump is doing economically.
- 4. I've had an earful of his griping.
- 5. But the complaint department at the condom company got an earful.
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