verb (used with object)
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Idioms for carpet
- before an authority or superior for an accounting of one's actions or a reprimand: He was called on the carpet again for his carelessness.
- Chiefly British. under consideration or discussion.
Origin of carpet
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Example sentences from the Web for carpet
That sweaty stench is definitely a downside of doing your push-ups on that bouncy carpet of yours, but it’s also easily avoidable and manageable.
When you workout at home, that means sweat settles into your upholstery, the carpet, and that one spot you never dust behind the TV.
Some signs would be your dog or cat exhibiting destructive behaviors after you leave home, like pacing, vocalizing, trembling, or even relieving itself on the carpet.
The old Victorian house needed a lot of work – paint, updated carpet, sanded wood floors, new plumbing, and the garden was in a shambles – but it would all be worth it.
Before the pandemic, many of your posts and slideshows covered red carpet events from indie film festivals to the Oscars.The Fug Girls on the book publishing industry and maintaining a small business online|Rachel King|July 7, 2020|Fortune
The carpet is stained from the door to the window with red wine.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His father, Hassan, is a carpet merchant with close relations to senior members of the conservative Islamic Coalition Party.Iran’s Blogfather Walks Free After Six Years in Jail|IranWire|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it is a situation impossible to brush under the carpet because the Confederacy transformed the Union.
But Friday morning, the monthly jobs report dumped a steaming pile of caution on the carpet.
The fact that Israel gets called on the carpet so often is wrapped in a multitude of sometimes contradictory factors.Yes, Virginia, There is Anti-Israel Bias at the U.N.|Emily L. Hauser|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There, Judy, keep back for a moment; it will get upon the carpet, and spoil it if we are not as quick as possible.A Young Mutineer|Mrs. L. T. Meade
The carpet of the room had been taken up for the summer, and the floor was of dark red tiles, waxed and immaculate.Cecilia|F. Marion Crawford
The carpet was of the same date as the curtains, and was thread-bare in many places; and in others was covered with drugget.Wives and Daughters|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The rain had stopped now and the lawn under his feet was soggy and water-beaten like a carpet that has been left out in a storm.The Rest Hollow Mystery|Rebecca N. Porter
Yet as amici curiae, we would have thought that that Tottenham Road carpet might have been kept out of Court.
British Dictionary definitions for carpet
- a heavy fabric for covering floors
- (as modifier)a carpet sale
- before authority to be reproved for misconduct or error
- under consideration
verb -pets, -peting or -peted (tr)
Word Origin for carpet
Idioms and Phrases with carpet
see call on the carpet; red carpet. Also see under rug.