call on the carpet (to)

 Reprimand.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • call on the carpet — If you are called on the carpet, you are summoned for a reprimand by superiors or others in power …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • call on the carpet — verb censure severely or angrily The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger s car The deputy ragged the Prime Minister The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup • Syn: ↑take to task, ↑rebuke, ↑rag, ↑trounce, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • call on the carpet — {v. phr.}, {informal} To call (a person) before an authority (as a boss or teacher) for a scolding or reprimand. * /The worker was called on the carpet by the boss for sleeping on the job./ * /The principal called Tom on the carpet and warned him …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call on the carpet — {v. phr.}, {informal} To call (a person) before an authority (as a boss or teacher) for a scolding or reprimand. * /The worker was called on the carpet by the boss for sleeping on the job./ * /The principal called Tom on the carpet and warned him …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call\ on\ the\ carpet — v. phr. informal To call (a person) before an authority (as a boss or teacher) for a scolding or reprimand. The worker was called on the carpet by the boss for sleeping on the job. The principal called Tom on the carpet and warned him to stop… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • call on the carpet — verb To reprimand; to censure severely or angrily. Syn: bawl out, berate, call down, carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down …   Wiktionary

  • call on the carpet — vp To scold, chastise. The third time Winfred was late for work the boss called him out on the carpet. 1900s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • call on to the carpet — call someone before an authority to be scolded or reprimanded He was called on to the carpet by his boss for losing the major sale …   Idioms and examples

  • call someone on the carpet — informal severely reprimand someone below one in authority she might have called the accused person on the carpet Origin: from carpet in the sense ‘table covering’, referring to ‘the carpet of the council table,’ before which one would be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Phoenix and the Carpet — Infobox Book | name = The Phoenix and the Carpet title orig = translator = image caption = Cover of the Puffin Classics edition of The Phoenix and the Carpet author = Edith Nesbit cover artist = illustrator = H. R. Millar country = United Kingdom …   Wikipedia


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