bring (someone) to task

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bring (someone) to task

To scold, reprimand, or lecture someone on 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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A stringent mechanism also needs to be evolved at the federal and provincial levels to rein in the prices of essential commodities and to bring to task the profiteers and hoarders.
Asad Umer, who started his speech on budget after Asif Ali Zardari, said it was collective responsibility of the Parliament to bring to task all those who had looted national money.
The PM made it very clear to the PCB chief that no such elements would be allowed in the PCB Governing Board, who are trouble makers and create hurdles in smooth functioning of the cricket affairs.' The sources said the PM ordered Mani to bring to task the conspirators and let the masses know, who the trouble-makers are and who doesn't want Pakistan cricket to flourish.
Our Office intends to bring to task any person or business who seeks an advantage from the misfortune of others.
He said the lawmakers should pass a legislation to bring to task those who curse the parliament.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah said such attacks can never deter the law enforcing agencies (LEAs) as such attempts strengthen the resolve to bring to task the terrorists with strong hands.
"We understand that feelings can run very high but the footballing and civic authorities will bring to task any supporter caught entering the field of play."
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is always quick to criticise the actions of individuals at the coal face of the game, but seems rather less inclined to bring to task those concerned with the administration of the game at the highest level.
"During the next 12 months it is our intention to continue to investigate all reported incidents and bring to task those that deliberately offend against environmental legislation."
Sergeant Glynn Bass, manager of one of the East Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Policing teams, said: "This demonstrates our absolute determination to bring to task those who persist in riding off road motorcycles.
After the case Andrew Bowden, the council's head of housing, said it showed that anti-social behaviour laws can 'bring to task individuals who do not operate their business in a reasonable manner, and cause suffering and distress to some of the most vulnerable people who live within our community, and importantly protect council staff undertaking their respective roles'.
An essential feature of successful systems implementation is professional project management teams; ALSTEC's managers bring to task a wealth of practical experience gained working on complex capital plant projects worldwide, ensuring a safe and disciplined approach to all activities operating through an established total quality assurance and management programme.
IT'S not "PC" to bring to task political or religious leaders who preach death, destruction and hate on our streets.
He said the government was working on legislation to bring the looted public money back from abroad and the Opposition would surely back its endeavor to bring to task the elements responsible for damaging the country's economy through money laundering.
We will also urge the federal government to also establish immediately a food authority in the federal capital to bring to task those playing with the lives and health of people through sale of substandard and adulterated items.