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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EARFUL

With the help of Vee's set of books and a little promptin' from her I gives him an earful.

With that he gets back to his Reserve Army scheme and he sure does give me an earful.

I sure was gettin' an earful of this golf stuff, but I was still awake.

But, believe me, Don, I gave him an earful when we got ashore that night.

I can give Mr. Silverton an earful about that workman of his!

Go ahead an' spit 'er out—an' believe me, it'll be an earful!

I am with you if you will but give me half an earful of your plans.

Get an earful of what I'm going to tell you now, and don't ask any questions—just obey!

Dat peter-boy we meets at Quincy slips me an earful about him.

We were giving them an earful about it, and then they spring Lincoln on us.

WORD ORIGIN

"a piece of one's mind," 1917, from ear (n.1) + -ful.

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