call (someone) on the carpet
Definition of call (someone) on the carpet
: to criticize (someone) for doing something wrong He was/got called on the carpet for missing the deadline.
Word by Word Definitions
: to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance : shout
: to make a request or demand
: to utter a characteristic note or cry
: an act of calling with the voice : shout
: an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it
: an instrument used for calling
: some person : somebody
: a heavy often tufted fabric used as a floor covering
: a floor covering made of this fabric
: a surface or layer resembling or suggesting a carpet
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