be brought to task (by someone)

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be brought to task (by someone)

To be scolded, rebuked, reprimanded, or held accountable (by someone). I was brought to task by the headmaster for disrupting class again. It's not entirely fair that the bankers are the only ones being brought to task for the economic collapse, when a great many politicians are to blame as well.
See also: brought, task, to
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