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Haul over the Coals

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Take to task. Jamieson thinks it refers to the ordeal by fire, a suggestion which is favoured by the French corresponding phrase, mettre sur la sellette (to put on the culprit’s stool).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hats and Caps
Hatches
Hatchet
Hatchway (Lieutenant Jack)
Hatef [the deadly]
Hattemists
Hatteraick (Dirk)
Hatto
Hatton
Hatton Garden (London)
Haul over the Coals
Haussmannization
Hautboy (pron. Ho-boy)
Haute Claire
Hautville Coit
Have a Care!
Have a Mind for it (To)
Have at You
Have it Out (To)
Havelok
Haver-Cakes