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Meaning of "put one's foot down" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUT ONE'S FOOT DOWN

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WHAT DOES PUT ONE'S FOOT DOWN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of put one's foot down in the English dictionary

The definition of put one's foot down in the dictionary is to act firmly. Other definition of put one's foot down is to increase speed by pressing down on the accelerator.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUT ONE'S FOOT DOWN

put on one´s thinking cap
put on the dog
put on the map
put on the ritz
put on to
put one across
put one in mind of
put one over on
put one´s back into
put one´s best foot forward
put one´s cards on the table
put one´s feet up
put one´s foot in it
put one´s hand to the plough
put one´s head in a noose
put one´s house in order
put one´s money where one´s mouth is
put one´s oar in
put one´s shirt on
put one´s shoulder to the wheel

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUT ONE'S FOOT DOWN

back down
break down
bring the house down
cut down
down
get down
go down
hands down
hold down
lay down
put down
ride down
sit down
step down
take down
turn down
up and down
upside down
when the chips are down
wind down
write down

Synonyms and antonyms of put one's foot down in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «put one's foot down» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUT ONE'S FOOT DOWN

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Translator English - Chinese

把一只脚向下
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poner el pie hacia abajo
570 millions of speakers

English

put one´s foot down
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नीचे एक पैर रखा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وضع قدم واحدة إلى أسفل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

положить свою ногу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colocar o pé para baixo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক পা নিচে রাখুন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mettre son pied à terre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Letakkan kaki seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

setzen den Fuß nach unten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ダウン自分の足を入れて
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아래로 자신의 발을 넣어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sijine sikil mudhun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặt một chân xuống của
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு கால் அடிப்போம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याचे पाय खाली ठेवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ayağını yere indirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mettere il piede verso il basso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umieścić własnej stopy w dół
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

покласти свою ногу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pune piciorul cuiva în jos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βάλει το πόδι κάποιου κάτω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sit ´n mens se voet neer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sätta en fot ner
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sette en fot ned
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUT ONE'S FOOT DOWN»

The term «put one's foot down» is used very little and occupies the 186.872 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about put one's foot down

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUT ONE'S FOOT DOWN»

Discover the use of put one's foot down in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to put one's foot down and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Collection of Confusible Phrases
2. accelerate when driving a motor vehicle: l put my foot down and the Zephyr gathered speed up the slope. put one's foot to the floor = put one's foot down 2: Jerome jerked the steering wheel hard while putting his foot to the floor. put one's  ...
Yuri Dolgopolov, 2004
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English/German Dictionary of Idioms: Supplement to the ...
(schon mal) einen/den Fuß in die Tür bekommen not to sei foot outside the door/ house Füße: die Füße nicht vor die Tür setzen • Fuß: keinen Fuß vor die Tür setzen/den Fuß nicht vor die Tür setzen to put one's foot down (for once/...) fahren : ...
Professor Hans Schemann, 2013
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English-Albanian Dictionary of Idioms
can 'tput my finger on the flaw in her argument. put one's foot down kembengul, ngul kembe □ Mother let us go to the party, but when it came to staying overnight , she put her foot down firmly. □ He put his foot on our staying for dinner.
Ilo Stefanllari, 2000
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Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
Put one's finger on: To identify * The victim at once put her finger on the rapist Put one's foot down: Take a firm stand; take a resolute stand * You will have to put your foot down to stop him from making a fuss * Where discipline is concerned I ...
Shori, A K, 2010
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
See lay a finger on. put one's foot down Take a firm stand, as in She put herfoot down and said we could not go to the carnival. This idiom alludes to setting down one's foot firmly, representing a firm position. [Late 1800s] put one's foot in it ...
Christine Ammer, 2013
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Idioms and Phrases
Put one's foot down Object; protest; be firm The head of the family was ready to help every member but put his foot down when anyone tried to go beyond limits of decent behaviour. Put one's feet up Rest with one's feet in a horizontal position .
Prof. V.N. Sadasiva Rau, Sura College of Competition, 2004
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Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Foot and feet occur frequently in informal spoken English in expressions like My foot!, get a foot in the door, put one's best foot forward, put one's foot down, sweep someone off his feet, stand on one's own two feel, get cold feet, and put one's ...
Turton, 1998
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By Word of Mouth: Metaphor, Metonymy, and Linguistic Action ...
Put the finger on 'tell the police about a criminal' (LDOCE) and put one's foot down both have a metonymic basis: for the first this is the way witnesses identify criminals by looking at photographs, for the second the expression of anger by ...
‎1995
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Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook
0 I am so tired I just can't wait to get home and put my feet up. put one's foot down to disallow or stop some action; to assert one's authority by saying no; always said with the singular foot 0 We give our teenage daughter a lot of freedom, but ...
Gail Brenner, 2011
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Chambers Pocket Dictionary
put one's foot down to be firm about something. — put one's foot in it (coll) to say or do something embarrassingly silly or tactless. — set foot in or on to arrive in or on. — under foot beneath one's feet. — under one's feet in one's way; hindering ...
Elaine Higgleton, Howard Sargeant, Anne Seaton, 1992

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