rake or haul over the coals


rake or haul over the coals
idi rake or haul over the coals, to reprimand severely

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • haul\ over\ the\ coals — • haul over the coals • rake over the coals v. phr. To criticize sharply; rebuke; scold. The sergeant raked the soldier over the coals for being late for roll call. Syn.: dress down …   Словарь американских идиом

  • haul over the coals — or[rake over the coals] {v. phr.} To criticize sharply; rebuke; scold. * /The sergeant raked the soldier over the coals for being late for roll call./ Syn.: DRESS DOWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • haul over the coals — or[rake over the coals] {v. phr.} To criticize sharply; rebuke; scold. * /The sergeant raked the soldier over the coals for being late for roll call./ Syn.: DRESS DOWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • haul/rake someone over the coals — haul/rake (someone) over the coals informal : to criticize (someone) very severely I arrived late for the meeting and was immediately hauled over the coals by my boss. • • • Main Entry: ↑coal …   Useful english dictionary

  • rake\ over\ the\ coals — • haul over the coals • rake over the coals v. phr. To criticize sharply; rebuke; scold. The sergeant raked the soldier over the coals for being late for roll call. Syn.: dress down …   Словарь американских идиом

  • over the coals — See: HAUL OVER THE COALS or RAKE OVER THE COALS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over the coals — See: HAUL OVER THE COALS or RAKE OVER THE COALS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over\ the\ coals — See: haul over the coals or rake over the coals …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rake over the coals — See: HAUL OVER THE COALS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rake over the coals — See: HAUL OVER THE COALS …   Dictionary of American idioms