He gave them a talking-to that was more emphatic than choice in its language.
Let him pay, the beggar, its his own fault, and Ill give him a talking-to.
"Well—that talking-to you gave me has had its effect," proceeded Mrs. Fitzhugh.
For it had been about the “Novum” that Stan had given Strong that talking-to.
For it had been about the "Novum" that Stan had given Strong that ...