call on the carpet

  1. censure severely or angrily
    The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
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How To Use call on the carpet In A Sentence

  • Second, this origin even offers a possible explanation why call on the carpet is usually phrased with on instead of calqued expression on the carpet existed by itself before it was integrated into the idiom call on the carpet. Visual Thesaurus : Online Edition
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