To denigrate and humiliate someone (1980s+ Students)
[reyk-awf, -of] /ˈreɪkˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ noun 1. a share or amount taken or received illicitly, as in connection with a public enterprise. 2. a share, as of profits. 3. a discount in the price of a commodity: We got a 20 percent rake-off on the dishwasher. noun 1. a share of profits, esp one that is […]
[rey-ker] /ˈreɪ kər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. . [rey-ker] /ˈreɪ kər/ noun, Building Trades. 1. an inclined member, as a pile or shore. /ˈreɪkə/ noun 1. a person who rakes 2. a raking implement 3. (Midland English, dialect) a large lump of coal
noun 1. a saw tooth for cleaning loose chips from a kerf.
- Rake someone over the coals
verb phrase [1719+; fr the old ordeal by fire] Related Terms haul someone over the coals