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Call on the carpet


Discipline for mistakes. Demand an explanation for one’s wrongful actions. (Compare to Read the riot act.)

“My coworker is always telling me how to do my job even though she is not my supervisor. Today, our boss caught her giving me instructions and she was called on the carpet and told to leave me alone.”

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