to haul over the coals


to haul over the coals
To haul someone over the coals («тащить кого-либо по углям») значит прорабатывать кого-либо, давать нагоняй, делать выговор за какой-либо проступок. Некогда в Британии к евреям обращались за финансовой помощью, если королям или баронам нужны были деньги. Если богачи не соглашались раскошелиться на военную кампанию или постройку замка, то им угрожали тем, что подвергнут их «испытанию огнём». В романе «Айвенго» В. Скотта (1819) Фрон де Беф угрожает Исааку таким наказанием.

This is the third time this week that you've been late. The boss wants to see you to haul you over the coals. — Это уже третий раз на этой неделе, когда ты опаздываешь. Босс хочет увидеть тебя, чтобы устроить тебе взбучку.


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • haul over the coals — see under ↑coal • • • Main Entry: ↑haul * * * haul over the coals see ↑coal • • • Main Entry: ↑haul …   Useful english dictionary

  • haul over the coals — Ⅰ. ► haul over the coals reprimand severely. Main Entry: ↑coal Ⅱ. ► haul over the coals see COAL(Cf. ↑coaly). Main Entry: ↑haul …   English terms dictionary

  • haul\ over\ the\ coals — • haul over the coals • rake over the coals v. phr. To criticize sharply; rebuke; scold. The sergeant raked the soldier over the coals for being late for roll call. Syn.: dress down …   Словарь американских идиом

  • haul over the coals — drag/haul (someone) over the coals to speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong. If I make a spelling mistake, I get hauled over the coals by my boss. They dragged her over the coals for being late with her assignment.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • haul over the coals — or[rake over the coals] {v. phr.} To criticize sharply; rebuke; scold. * /The sergeant raked the soldier over the coals for being late for roll call./ Syn.: DRESS DOWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • haul over the coals — or[rake over the coals] {v. phr.} To criticize sharply; rebuke; scold. * /The sergeant raked the soldier over the coals for being late for roll call./ Syn.: DRESS DOWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • haul over the coals —  Reprimand severely …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • To haul over the coals — Haul Haul (h[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hauled} (h[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hauling}.] [OE. halen, halien, F. haler, of German or Scand. origin; akin to AS. geholian to acquire, get, D. halen to fetch, pull, draw, OHG. hol[=o]n, hal[=o]n, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To haul over the coals — Coal Coal (k[=o]l), n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G. kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr. jval to burn. Cf. {Kiln}, {Collier}.] 1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rake or haul over the coals — idi rake or haul over the coals, to reprimand severely …   From formal English to slang

  • haul sb over the coals — US also rake sb over the coals) ► to criticize someone severely for something they have done: »Top ministers were hauled over the coals by the select committee for failing to disclose vital information in the inquiry. Main Entry: ↑haul …   Financial and business terms