be brought to account

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be brought to account

To be made to take responsibility and/or accept punishment for one's actions. If you committed a crime, you will be brought to account soon enough.
See also: account, brought

be brought/called to account

  (formal)
to be forced to explain something you did wrong, and usually to be punished What concerns us most is that the people responsible for the violence should be brought to account.
See also: account, brought