trip to the woodshed


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trip to the woodshed

An instance of being reprimanded or punished.
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Following a trip to the woodshed with House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.
However, this did not prevent him from pushing through an increase in the discount rate in 1965 against the wishes of President Lyndon Johnson--a move that earned him a trip to the woodshed at Johnson's Texas ranch--nor did it preclude him from actively working in tandem with the Johnson Administration to pass the 1968 Tax Surcharge.
Round three featured Taylor taking Charles Barkley, also on the Hall of Fame short list, on a one-way trip to the woodshed.
Postal Service needs a trip to the woodshed to punish it for relocating hundreds of post offices, out of historic town centers, to sterile, asphalt surrounded lots on the far edge of town (see related story on page 9 in this issue.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and other GOP congressional leaders had better get ready for a trip to the woodshed.
Instead, he was met with scorn and a trip to the woodshed.