put the brakes on

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To cease to perform one's current activity or to decrease one's level of activity.
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"It would have been so easy for him to have the kids rolling on the floor, doubled up with laughter. So he had to put the brakes on at times."

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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put the brakes onTo stop or to slow it down.
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