By the late 1700s, riot act
was also being used more generally for any stern warning or reprimand, especially in the phrase read the riot act
Last night, it was revealed the Home Office had agreed to cover 100% of the Riot Act
claims from businesses and residents and 85% (pounds 1.
Addressing a recalled House of Commons, the Prime Minister said "anyone whose houses or businesses have been damaged can claim compensation under the riot act
even if they are uninsured.
I stared at the gallons of dirty, soapy water in the drum, then I stomped upstairs and read everybody the riot act
before I got busy fixing the machine.
Val and Pollard read the riot act
to a sheepish Amy.
The year nine pupils at Honley High School were some of the first to take part in re-enactments by theatre group The Riot Act
The pair are understood to have been read the riot act
by Pompey boss Paul Hart, who immediately sent them home after the incident.
I HAVE been reading the riot act
to my daughter about the new report on the danger of sunbeds.
This author's excellent comprehensive study reestablishes that connection, firmly grounding the Riot Act
in the rambunctious history of riot in eighteenth-century England.
If there are difficulties we will read the riot act
to them, but I am not aware of any draft riot acts
sitting on my desk currently.
I suspect that they were read the riot act
because they barely giggled at the first few humorous anecdotes I related.
There was no point reading the riot act
I SEE from The Journal (November 6) that Freddie Shepherd planned to read the Riot Act
to Newcastle's players.
My boss, the CEO, read me the riot act
about my "sneaky" behavior and my undermining of the potential sale.
66 million under the Riot Act
after their business was looted and torched