Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No.124)
In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.
The authorities took him to task for his negligence.
Answer: Option C
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|Roopa said: (Aug 22, 2014)|
Reprimand means to tell someone formally that they have done something wrong.
|Abhayraj Sn said: (Aug 23, 2016)|
|What does the phrase "to take someone to task" mean? Please elaborate.|
|Jyo said: (Jan 27, 2017)|
|To take to task is to chew someone out for something they've done wrong. If you don't do your homework for a week, your teacher will take you to task, and you better straighten up.
A task is a job, and if someone takes you to task, they're letting you know you did a bad job.
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