|tear a strip off
||scold, lecture, criticize, give you hell [B]
||Kasan's father tore a strip off him for missing a day of school.
||go fast, run here and there, drive around
||When Ty was young, he liked to tear around town in his car.
|tear me apart
||criticize me or my work, find all my faults
||If you waste tax dollars, the voters will tear you apart.
||a sad story, a story or song that causes tears, move you to tears
||Have you seen For Whom The Bell Tolls? It's sad - a real tearjerker!
||upset, cross, ticked off
||She was teed off about the errors in the balance sheet.
||ready to operate, ready to use
||"Is your presentation ready?" "Yes. All teed up, ready to go."
||very small, tiny, itsy-bitsy
||Look at its teeny-weeny tail! It's so cute!
|tell a soul
||(See won't tell a soul)
||tell everything you know, pour out your soul
||In a job interview, I answer their questions, but I don't tell all.
|tell him a thing or two
||tell him he caused a problem, tell him off
||If Sid took my keys, I'm going to tell him a thing or two.