Dress-down Definition

drĕsdoun
adjective
Of or relating to situations in which informal clothing is permitted.
Dress-down Fridays.
American Heritage
Of or relating to a policy allowing casual attire in an activity, job, etc. that ordinarily requires more formal dress.
Webster's New World
verb
To dress-down is to scold or criticize someone, or to follow a policy that allows casual attire in a situation that usually requires more formal attire.
When you yell at someone in front of all his co-workers for a mistake he made, this is an example of a situation where you dress-down that person.
An example of dress-down is when you wear jeans to work on Friday.
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(idiomatic) To scold.

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