n [sing] (infml 口) (idm 习语) give sb/get an `earful give or receive a long angry or abusive speech 说或听一番气愤的或辱骂的话
*If he bothers you again I'll give him an earful. 如果他再来烦你, 我就训他一顿.
give sb an earfulinformal
to tell someone how angry you are about something they have done
He gave me a real earful about being late so often.