Unloaded on...what does it mean? President Donald Trump has unloaded on the news media for using anonymous sources — just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed. Read more: http://ara.tv/g9prq
Feb 25, 2017 4:27 PM
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This is an idiom that means to "express strong feelings in an angry way." To "unload" an object such as a truck or ship is to empty it of cargo. When you "unload on" someone, your words empty the anger inside you and send it to your listener.
February 25, 2017
"To unload on someone" means to attack them verbally and aggressively. I'm not sure of the analogy, but perhaps you could imagine him unloading his anger and frustration (as if they were physical things) on the media.
February 25, 2017
In this context it means 'verbally attacked'
February 25, 2017
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