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Difference between Come on the carpet ans Step off the carpet

come on the carpetbe under consideration or discussion:

  • Hopefully tomorrow at the meeting that will probably come on the carpet.

Note: The expression does not fully correlate in meaning with the phrase be on the carpet

1. (Pilots) used of an aircraft at or near ground level:

  • I was right on the carpet and over a little ruined village.

2. = come on the carpet:

  • Only when a serious question was on the carpet, did they drop their formalism.

3. be summoned to receive a reprimand from smb. in authority:

  • Desert is on the carpet—not for apostasy, but for the song he’s made about it.

step off the carpet—(rare) get married:

  • Papa won Ves’ hand and they will step off the carpet next spring.