call (someone) on the carpet

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Definition of call (someone) on the carpet

US, informal
: to criticize (someone) for doing something wrong He was/got called on the carpet for missing the deadline.

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“Call (someone) on the carpet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call%20(someone)%20on%20the%20carpet. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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