bring sb to book Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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bring sb to book

UK
to punish someone and make that person explain their behaviour
Translations of “bring sb to book”
in Chinese (Traditional) 懲罸(某人)並要求其作出解釋…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惩罚(某人)并要求其作出解释…
(Definition of bring sb to book from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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