trip to the woodshed


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a trip to the woodshed

An act or instance of punishment or reproval, especially when done discreetly or privately. He'll be taking a trip to the woodshed when his father hear what he's done. The boss gave me a trip to the woodshed for my failure to secure the Goldblum account.
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trip to the woodshed

An instance of being reprimanded or punished.
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Stockman went to the Oval Office for apologies, and the encounter was portrayed as "a trip to the woodshed.
To top it off, in a blustery political season, Hollywood's morals took another trip to the woodshed.
This "clarification" likely will lead to even more legal challenges to the agencies' regulatory authority, and most experts expect a fourth trip to the woodshed for the EPA and the Corps.
Postal Service needs a trip to the woodshed to punish it for relocating hundreds of post offices, out of historic town centers, to sterile, asphalt surrounded lots on the far edge of town (see related story on page 9 in this issue.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and other GOP congressional leaders had better get ready for a trip to the woodshed.
Instead, he was met with scorn and a trip to the woodshed.