rake over the coals

rake over the coals
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  • 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

  • rake over the coals — phrasal : to censure severely : reprimand, scold was raked over the coals for his habitual lateness * * * rake (someone) over the coals see ↑coal • • • Main Entry: ↑rake …   Useful english dictionary

  • rake over the coals — to talk about unpleasant things from the past that other people would prefer not to talk about. There s no point in raking over the coals all that happened twenty years ago, and there s nothing we can do about it now. (usually in continuous… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • haul/rake 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 old coals — ► rake over old coals (or rake over the ashes) chiefly Brit. revive the memory of a past event. Main Entry: ↑rake …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — verb To call to task or to reprimand severely …   Wiktionary


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