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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    taken to task

    Now Murthy is not the only one being taken to task for dishonouring the national sentiment. There is also a raging controversy against cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who was photographed cutting a cake made of the colours of the Indian flag.

    Please explain the phrase `taken to task' in the above sentence.

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: taken to task

    take someone to task = to criticize someone angrily for something that they have done

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