reprimand for

reprimand (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

To scold, upbraid, or criticize someone, an animal, or some group or organization for some action, error, or wrongdoing. They won't so much as reprimand their child for his bad behavior. It looks like the United Nations is finally willing to formally reprimand the country for disobeying the international treaty. She reprimanded the dog for peeing on the carpet.
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reprimand someone for something

to scold someone for something; to admonish someone for something. There is no need to reprimand me for a simple accident! Mary was reprimanded for being late.
See also: for, reprimand
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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