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The meaning of "chew someone out"

" Chew someone out "
Meaning:
Verbally scold someone.
Example:
Little Jimmy ran out right in front of that car. His mother really chewed him out for that.
Where did it originate?:
USA, mid 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Quite widely used but more so in the USA than elsewhere.
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