Today’s lesson of colloquial expression
697. to rake someone over the coals 酷評する、叱責する
- this means to reprimand, or scold, someone severely.
1. Sidney was raked over the coals for missing the deadline for the second time in two weeks.
2. I need everyone to comply with the new rules. I don’t want to get raked over the coals by my bosses for your negligence!