Bring him to account - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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bring (one) to account
To confront or question one about one's wrongdoings. That's it—the next time I see Rachel, I'm bringing her to account! I simply can't tolerate her selfish behavior any longer. I'm sure the boss is going to bring me to account for my outburst during the meeting.
bring someone to account
Fig. to confront someone with a record of misdeeds and errors. The committee decided to bring Martha to account. Martha was brought to account by the committee.
References in periodicals archive
If there's no law to bring him to account
, then she agrees to
Since then, there had been many attempts - both within Chile and abroad - to bring him to account
for the deaths.
I suggest that instead of focusing on whether any new levels of bureaucracy would be created by the election of a Mayor, Coun Whitby should focus on the fact that his decisions affect hundreds of thousands of people in this city, but only a handful of those people can bring him to account
at the ballot-box.
"We will continue our efforts to bring him to account
if he is still alive.