Idiom: On the carpet
What does 'On the carpet' mean?
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.
- Category: Furniture and household fittings
- Contributed By: Elizabeth Everson
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