bring (one) to task(redirected from brought them to task)
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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