Значение идиомы tell a thing or two

[tell a thing or two] {v. phr.}, {informal} To tell in plain orangry words; scold.

When John complained about the hard work, hisfather told him a thing or two.

If Bert thinks he would like tojoin the army, I’ll tell him a thing or two that will make him changehis mind.

Compare: BAWL OUT, GIVE A PIECE OF ONE’S MIND, TELL OFF, THING OR TWO.


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