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Difference between Call someone on the carpet and Roll out the red carpet for someone

call someone on the carpetcall a person before an authority for censure or reprimand:

  • Less than two hours after sending the e-mail, she was called on the carpet and instructed to send a disclaimer.

roll out the red carpet for someoneaccord ceremonial courtesy to a person of rank:

  • The whole town knows what kind of person he is and has no intention of rolling out the red carpet for him when he arrives.

Note: The expression is not antonymous in meaning to the phrase pull the carpet from under someone(also: pull the rug from under someone) weaken or unsettle a person by an unexpected withdrawal of support, etc.:

  • When Jane’s uncle stopped giving her a loan half-way through her university education, it pulled the carpet from under her.