Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

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.

[A]. gave him additional work
[B]. suspended his assignment
[C]. reprimanded him
[D]. forced him to resign

Answer: Option C


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Roopa said: (Aug 22, 2014)  
Of course.

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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