bring (someone) to task

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bring (someone) to task

To scold, reprimand, or lecture someone on some wrong or error he or she has committed. Mom brought me to task over the alcohol she found in my car. You don't have to bring everyone to task who misuses the word "literally," you know.
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He said all out efforts were being made to arrest the perpetrators of the incident at the earliest and bring them to task.
LAHORE -- Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, has said that he had decided to wage a war against the ruling feudal lords and capitalists and to bring them to task , and the nation should support him in this struggle.
It is hard to bring them to task - they are not transparent.
If that is the case, and I won't be too far wrong, this sort of behaviour is glorified theft and the exchanges need to weed them out and bring them to task.
What's required here is a long-term strategy to take on these organised criminals and to bring them to task.
They have the (television) ads and mailers, but even if you can see them make a speech, it is not in a situation where someone can challenge them, bring them to task.
Malik said despite repeated requests, the House could not yet adopt bills on terrorists financing and anti-terrorism act that would disallow granting of bail to the terrorists and would bring them to task.
There are a small minority of trainers out there who abuse staff and it is up to the Jockey Club to bring them to task or for the staff to shout out.
I would have thought I was doing right by trying to catch them and bring them to task, but what is the world coming to?
He directed the concerned authorities to apprehend the culprits involved in this heinous crime and bring them to task.
The Chief Minister expressed his sympathies with the bereaved families and assured them that all-out efforts would be made to apprehend the culprits and bring them to task.