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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.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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IN my letter Bring To Account (27.01.10) I raised concern that NHS Charities worth pounds 330m were at risk of being nationalised under new Government accounting rules to be introduced in April 2010, meaning that charitable donations would count as gifts to the state.
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