naughty step


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naughty step

n
1. a place where a child is made to stand as a punishment for bad behaviour
2. to be on the naughty step to experience public disfavour, usually because of perceived wayward behaviour
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It is indeed a child's logic, but without the cute factor or naughty step, it would appear.
The '|makes Anyway, a suitable amount of praise was offered, followed by a cuddle, before he was warmly invited to leave the Naughty Step.
Gone is the naughty step, time out for young children is banned in Richard's view.
PRINCE George has the kind of smile that can get round any parent - even if he'd done something to land him on the naughty step.
The evening rounded off on a high with The Naughty Step and the Folk Police.
Becky doesn't have a naughty step, she has a naughty porch - where she puts three-year-old Callum for all of three minutes.
My eight-year-old daughter is thrilled I'm on the naughty step and if she's happy, I'm happy," he said.
GOOGLE THE internet giant this week became the latest corporation to find itself on the naughty step over its tax dealings.
Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step" is a story of sorry, as Sam, a young man finds his latest stint on the naughty step he isn't alone.
But I'm glad the term naughty step had not been invented - I wouldn't have had enough steps
Later, on the Buckingham Palace balcony, Harry and Pippa were "like two kids on a naughty step," he added.