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Call on the carpet   /kɔl ɑn ðə kˈɑrpət/   Listen
Call on the carpet

verb
1.
Censure severely or angrily.  Synonyms: bawl out, berate, call down, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce.  "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister" , "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"






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Words linked to "Call on the carpet" :   criticize, criticise, objurgate, chastise, pick apart, chasten, castigate, correct, tell off, brush down, knock



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