Jobation

A scolding; so called from the patriarch Job.

“Jobation ... means a long, dreary homily, and has reference to the tedious rebukes inflicted on the patriarch Job by his too obliging friends.” —G.A. Sala: (Echoes), Sept. 6, 1884.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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