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Verb: call on the carpet
Usage: US
  1. Censure severely or angrily
    - take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out [N. Amer], chew up [N. Amer], have words, lambaste, lambast, ream [N. Amer]

Derived forms: calls on the carpet, calling on the carpet, called on the carpet

Type of: criticise [Brit], criticize, damn, knock, pick apart