Rebuke or criticize someone.
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- Mayo County Council has been rapped on the knuckles by An Bord Pleanála for failing to provide adequate services to areas which have the potential to be properly developed.
- Standard Life has been rapped over the knuckles by the Financial Ombudsman for turning down claims by policyholders who got their weight wrong on application forms.
- One observer said: ‘If they did rap Fisher over the knuckles then no one got to know about it.’
Definition of rap someone on the knuckles in:
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