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English definition of “be on the carpet”

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be on the carpet

mainly US
to be in trouble with someone in authority
Translations of “be on the carpet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 被上司責備,受老闆訓斥…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被上司责备,受老板训斥…
(Definition of be on the carpet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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