Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Idiom: to put your foot down.

When did you last put your foot down?

To put your foot down

If you put your foot down it can have two meanings and I will explain both below:

 1) It can mean to exert your authority and tell someone they must do something or stop doing         something. 

You can’t allow a child to do what it wants all the time. You have to put your foot down and say no sometimes.

2) to put your foot down can also mean to accelerate or increase your speed while driving.

We only have five minutes until the film starts. Put your foot down a bit and we might get there on time.

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