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Call (someone) to account


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Call (someone) to account is used informally, which means "to demand that someone explains what he has done and why. It is also very important to note that this idiom is used when a person has done apparently wrong.

Sample Usage


  • He was called to account for his ridiculous behavior.
  • Gopi called Ramu to account for Ramu's fraud in their business.
  • Home Minister was called to account when he was caught taking bribe red-handedly.


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