Synonyms of haul someone over the coals in English:

haul someone over the coals

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1‘he can expect to be hauled over the coals for criticizing his club’


admonish, reprimand, rebuke, scold, reprove, upbraid, chastise, chide, censure, castigate, lambaste, berate, reproach, lecture, criticize, take to task, pull up, read the Riot Act to, give a piece of one's mind to

informal tell off, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, bawl out, pitch into, lay into, lace into, blow up, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking, rap over the knuckles, slap someone's wrist, send someone away with a flea in their ear, let someone have it, give someone hell

informal tick off, have a go at, carpet, monster, tear someone off a strip, give someone a mouthful, give someone what for, give someone some stick, give someone a wigging

North American informal chew out, ream out

vulgar slang bollock, give someone a bollocking

dated trim, rate, give someone a rating

rare reprehend, objurgate


praise, commend, compliment