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put your foot down

C2 to use your authority to stop something happening: When she started borrowing my clothes without asking, I had to put my foot down.
UK to increase your speed when you are driving: The road ahead was clear, so I put my foot down.
(Definition of put your foot down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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put your foot down

to use your authority to stop something from happening: When she started borrowing my clothes without asking, I had to put my foot down.
(Definition of put your foot down from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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