Idiom: 'On the carpet'

What does 'On the carpet' mean?

Meaning:

When you are called to the bosses office (since supposedly, they are the only ones who have carpet) and its definitely not for a good reason, i.e., you are in trouble, something has not gone according to plan and either maybe you are responsible and/or have some explaining to do.

Contributor: Elizabeth Everson

Country: International English | Subject Area: Furniture and household fittings | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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