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Meaning of “be on the carpet” in the English Dictionary

"be on the carpet" in British English

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be on the carpet

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