One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Being severely reprimanded by someone in authority.‘we've all been on the carpet for the chances we took’
- ‘We must call them on the carpet when they infer that steroids and supplements are one and the same.’
- ‘He is on the carpet for charging £300 on his expenses for a kilt jacket and the hacks have gone potty.’
- ‘So, psychiatry has a problem here, they are rightly being called on the carpet for lack of science.’
- ‘Unusually, he found himself on the carpet when he went back to basics to mark NHS Week.’
- ‘But he must now work under a man who has not hesitated to call him on the carpet.’
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