Definition of naughty step noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

naughty step

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈnɔːti step//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːti step//
 
[singular](British English)
 
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a quiet place, for example a step, where a child has to stay for a short period of time as a punishment for behaving badly He wouldn’t stop shouting so she made him sit on the naughty step until he had calmed down. (figurative) The MP is now on the naughty step for leaking confidential information to the press.