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    Smile to be on the carpet

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    Re: to be on the carpet

    Quote Originally Posted by mukul_barot@yahoo.co.uk View Post
    pls. answer
    Answer what? You haven't asked a question.

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    Re: to be on the carpet

    Quote Originally Posted by mukul_barot@yahoo.co.uk View Post
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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Mukul.

    (1) Are you referring to the idiom "to be called on the carpet"?

    (a) This means that the boss (or any superior) calls you to his/her office

    because s/he is very angry with you for something that you did.

    (b) I do NOT know how this idiom started.

    (i) But I remember it this way:

    The boss's office probably has a nice, thick carpet.

    Have a nice day!

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    Re: to be on the carpet

    I agree with TheParser. We have the same expression in Polish.

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