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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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The CBCI has called upon the State and the Union governments to immediately bring to task the culprits and to ensure that the rule of law prevails.
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.
Talking to the child's father Mohammad Farhan, he said their loss was irreparable and can in no way be compensated, however, all needed measures are being adopted to bring to task the culprits.
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.
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.
We are confident to eventually apprehend and bring to task the unscrupulous elements involved in the illicit business of smuggling,' said the official.
We have to address the issue with all sincerity so as to bring to task the criminals and terrorists apprehended by law enforcers," said the Prime Minister.
After the hearing Conwy's head of housing, Andrew Bowden, who was threatened by Dickens, said: "In partnership we can effectively use antisocial behaviour legislation to bring to task individuals who do not operate their business in a reasonable manner, and cause suffering and stress to some of the most vulnerable people who live within our community, and, importantly, protect council staff undertaking their respective roles.
The truth is the Premier League and FA have failed to bring to task or unearth any substantive information and evidence that has made a charge against a single person stick.
Mentioning that series of steps have also been taken to strengthen prosecution coupled with increase in the number of anti-terrorists courts (ATCs), he said motive is to expedite the required legal procedure and bring to task the culprits.