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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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
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
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
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