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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.
Translations of “haul/drag sb over the coals”
in Chinese (Traditional) 責備,申斥,責駡(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 责备,申斥,责骂(某人)…
(Definition of haul/drag sb over the coals from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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