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(To) bring to book

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The meaning of the phrase ‘(To) bring to book’ is to punish, rebuke or reprimand for some wrong doing.

Sample Usage

1. Complete your homework before going to play; otherwise I shall bring you to book.

2. If you fail to finish your work in time, you are sure to be brought to book by the manager.

3. Her mother brought her to book for her errant behaviour.

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