put (your) foot down

put (your) foot down
put (your) foot down 1. to tell someone in a strong way that they must do something or that they must stop doing something.

You can't just let him do what he wants, you'll have to put your foot down.

When Anna came home drunk one afternoon I decided it was time to put my foot down.

2. to suddenly increase your speed when you are driving.

The road ahead was clear, so I put my foot down and tried to overtake the car in front.


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