bring (one) to task

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bring (one) to task

To scold, reprimand, or lecture someone for some wrong or error they have 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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Furthermore, they allegedly said that Secpo officials were involved in giving illegal connections to Wapda employees from express feeder and no authority was there to bring them to task. They also added that a few days earlier a team of Sepco headed by Xen Shikarpur Sabir Bugti and concerned officers raided the ice factory owned by Dost Muhammad Chanio, president of PML-N Shikarpur and Vice president Save Shikarpur.
Earlier this month, Inspector General Sindh Kaleem Imam directed to take increased and more effective action against street criminals without any discrimination to bring them to task.
KARACHI -- Inspector General Sindh Kaleem Imam on Monday directed to take increased and more effective action against street criminals without any discrimination to bring them to task.
We must let the world know about the atrocities perpetrated by India and bring them to task for their illegal and barbaric occupation in IOK', he said.
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.
He also asked the Secretary Irrigation Sindh to bring them to task who were found indulged in water theft.
The prime minister directed the authorities concerned to arrest the culprits and bring them to task immediately.
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.
The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to find the culprits and bring them to task immediately.
They appealed to the PCB authorities to form an inquiry committee to look into the irregularities of the East Zone cricket association to 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.
Sindh Government has empowered the Commissioner Karachi and the Deputy Commissioners to give polio teams incentives for their efficiency and bring them to task in case of negligence, he said.
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.