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call down

verb

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to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings
  • I was called down by my supervisor for not catching the accounting error sooner

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The first known use of call down was in 1579

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“Call down.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/call%20down. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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