[Idiom] to be on the carpet

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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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