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on the mat

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on the carpet

adverb phrase

In the situation of being reprimanded: Next time they caught him asleep he was on the carpet

[1899+; probably fr walk the carpet or carpet, ''reprimand, rebuke,'' found by 1823]

on the mat

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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