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English definition of “haul/drag sb over the coals”

haul/drag sb over the coals

to speak angrily to someone because they have done something you disapprove of: He was hauled over the coals for coming in late for work.Chastising and rebuking
(Definition of haul/drag sb over the coals from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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