A euphemism for getting called out or rejected for something asinine - usually a rule with no real consequences, other than having to re-do or correct something. Usually used in work contexts with vague 'office space' terminology.
The phrase's roots stem from minor car scratches or 'dings'. Minor annoyances that do not affect the performance of the car whatsoever.
"We got dinged for not testing this obvious workflow."
"They're going to ding us if we don't submit an approval form first."
"I was dinged when we played Jeopardy for not phrasing the answer in the form of a question."
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