Meaning of the rough edge of one's tongue in English:

the rough edge of one's tongue

(also the rough side of one's tongue)

Translate the rough edge of one's tongue into Spanish

phrase

  • A scolding.

    ‘you two stop quarrelling or you'll get the rough edge of my tongue’
    • ‘Even the poor old Pope gets the rough edge of his tongue - for showing him ‘a total lack of respect’ when they met.’
    • ‘After an unusual lashing with the rough side of his tongue, Ian ordered Grant to post sentries every few yards along the crest of the hill.’
    • ‘The King pronounced himself delighted to be among ‘grave, learned and reverend men’, though he gave both bishops and Puritans the rough edge of his tongue as discussions proceeded over three days.’