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be on the carpet

1. To be facing rebuke from someone. When my team lost that big client, I knew I'd be the one on the carpet with my boss.
2. To be under discussion or consideration. We don't have time to discuss those issues, but don't worry, they'll be on the carpet the next time we meet.
See also: carpet, on

be on the ˈcarpet

(informal, especially American English) be criticized, especially by an employer or somebody in authority, because you have done something wrong: She’s on the carpet for spending too much of the company’s money on entertaining guests.
See also: carpet, on