Catch Word #55 – To tear a strip off someone

As Harp and Robin explain in this episode, to tear a strip off someone, is to get very upset at them and to express that emotion in a very harsh and angry way. This could involve yelling or screaming, or just very angry, mean words.

As you can imagine, literally getting a strip torn off you would be a very painful experience. Getting a strip torn off you in the idiomatic sense is often very painful in an emotional way!

Expressions included in the Study Guide

  • To tear a strip off someone
  • To chew someone out
  • To give someone a piece of your mind
  • On your mind
  • To clench
  • To cheat on someone
  • All of a sudden
  • To go crazy
  • To flip out
  • For now

Copyright: Audio/Study Guide: Culips

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