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Put Your Foot Down

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


  • 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.

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


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položte nohu

leg deinen Fuß runter

βάλτε το πόδι σας κάτω

baja tu pie

پای خود را به پایین قرار دهید

laita jalkasi alas

mets ton pied à terre

cuir do chos síos

पैर निचे रखो

jatuhkan kakimu

metti giù il piede

תניח את הרגל


발을 내려

pone pedem tuum

zet je voet neer

legg foten ned

abaixe o pé

pune piciorul jos

опусти ногу

sätt ner foten

మీ పాదం క్రిందికి ఉంచండి


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