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be/get called on the carpet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe/get called on the carpetbe/get called on the carpetAmerican English informal to be criticized by someone in authority because you have done something wrong He was called on the carpet by his boss to explain his excessive spending. carpet
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be/get called on the carpetDemmons was called on the carpet by the Board of Supervisors to explain his excessive spending.
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