call on the carpet

Verb1.call on the carpet - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
bawl out, berate, brush down, call down, castigate, chasten, chastise, chew out, chew up, chide, correct, criticise, criticize, dress down, have words, jaw, knock, lambast, lambaste, lecture, objurgate, pick apart, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, tell off, trounce
call fire
call for
call forth
call forwarding
call girl
call in
call into question
call it a day
call it quits
call loan
call mark
Call note
call number
Call of the house
call off
call on
-- call on the carpet --
call one's bluff
call option
call out
call the shots
call the tune
call to order
Call to the bar
Call Unix
call up
call waiting
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