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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In this scenario, the use of the traditional 'naughty step' is also a no-no.
A poll of 1,000 nursery workers found that 95 per cent are banned from describing children as 'naughty', and that the 'naughty step' is now a thing of the past.
Thanks to Mrs May, we are now sitting on the EU's naughty step, still trapped inside the EU.
Alan has been on the broadcasting naughty step ever since that unfortunate incident, banished to an obscure digital radio station in the (north) Norfolk area, but this is his big chance to, once again, charm us all.
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.
RORY McKENZIE admits he and his Kilmarnock pals were "put on the naughty step" as seething boss Steve Clarke took them back to school with a rerun of last weekend's horror show.
The Portugal international was then stuck on the naughty step for the midweek Carabao Cup win against Swindon as punishment.
|Anyway, a suitable amount of praise was offered, followed by a cuddle, before he was warmly invited to leave the Naughty Step. At which point, he informed me he'd rather stay where he was.
Mr Hemming said he is "not bothered" and has joked he has been "put on the naughty step" by the online mothers' discussion group.
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.
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!