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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Scott McDonald had come off the naughty step, Boro had gone eight unbeaten including a League Cup win away at top flight Sunderland and they were rattling in goals.
On Monday it was like being back at school, sitting outside the headmaster's office and being put on the naughty step.
The England football team look like boys on the naughty step while singing God Save the Queen, yet witness the passion of every other nation for their national anthem.
The Portugal international was then stuck on the naughty step for the midweek cup win against Swindon as punishment.
The President of the EU Commission has said if we vote to Leave, the EU would treat us as a third world country - so we are on the naughty step if we don't do his bidding, how churlish
The '|makes Anyway, a suitable amount of praise was offered, followed by a cuddle, before he was warmly invited to leave the Naughty Step.
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.
Gwynn-Angell Jones, of the National Trust in Wales, said: "Growing your own may be the secret to encouraging children to eat their greens, and not a naughty step in sight.