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  • n  an outpouring of gossip
  • n  a severe scolding

  • He was my agent for a time, so I did get an eyeful and an earful of Ari Emanuel that is for sure.
  • But when the Republican congressman from the area, Walter Jones, was picking up hardware at the local Lowe's last week he got an earful from constituents worried about the .
  • Five nights a week, Fox News's pugnacious Bill O'Reilly gives viewers an earful of whatever's on his mind--and they can take it or leave it.
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  • DEARBORN: Council clears way for medical office over resident’s strong objection
    DEARBORN — The City Council voted 5-0 June 11 to rezone seven lots to accommodate a proposed medical office building, but not without getting an earful from a nearby resident.
    June 22, 2013 - Dearborn Press & Guide
  • Alleged mismanagement of Monarch Fire District sparks taxpayer ire
    (KMOV.com) -- Frustrations are at a boiling point over how tax dollars were spent by the Monarch Fire Protection District. The troubled department got an earful Thursday from a taxpayer watchdog group. The district, which covers Creve Coeur to Chesterfield and Wildwood has been plagued with accusations of mismanagement for some time. New staff has been brought in, but the sins of the past are ...
    June 21, 2013 - KMOV St. Louis
  • Officials balk at proposed Rockingham County dispatch fees
    Police and fire chiefs and local officials from several Rockingham County towns gave county commissioners an earful Wednesday over a proposal to charge a fee for using the county's dispatch center.
    June 21, 2013 - New Hampshire Union Leader

  • John McCain in USA Today
    It's hard to see what an Ahmadinejad meeting would gain, McCain said, "except an earful of anti-Semitic rants, and a worldwide audience for a man who denies one Holocaust and talks before frenzied crowds about starting another."
  • Mitch McConnell in Los Angeles Times
    This fight isn't over,said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). "I guarantee you the people who voted for this bill are going to get an earful when they finally get home for the first time since Thanksgiving. They know there...
  • Kobe Bryant in New York Times
    I didn't feel like sitting next to him and hearing him talking trash about the Knicks,Bryant said with a chuckle. "That was added incentive as well - seriously. He's going to get an earful tonight."

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