Put Your Foot Down

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To be rigid, strict and resolute about something, to be unyielding about a certain rule

Etymology:

  • This expression is thought to have originated in 16th century but it actually became popular and common in 18th century. It is observable that when you clump or tramp your foot on ground, it means to demand someone’s attention.  It also means to express a strong demand  of something.  If you set a rule or certain principal and demand others to obey it, then you “put your foot down”. You are firm in doing something.
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When both Kate and Katherine asked her mother to go out with friends, she put her foot down and did not permit.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Translation

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leg deinen Fuß runter

βάλτε το πόδι σας κάτω

baja tu pie

پای خود را به پایین قرار دهید

mets ton pied à terre

cuir do chos síos

jatuhkan kakimu

metti giù il piede

足を下ろして

zet je voet neer

legg foten ned

abaixe o pé

pune piciorul jos

опусти ногу

放下你的腳

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    Alex
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