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Meaning of “put your foot down” in the English Dictionary

"put your foot down" in British English

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put your foot down

C2 to use ​yourauthority to ​stop something ​happening: When she ​startedborrowing my ​clothes without ​asking, I had to put my foot down. UK to ​increaseyourspeed when you are ​driving: The ​roadahead 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)

"put your foot down" in American English

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put your foot down

to use ​yourauthority to ​stop something from ​happening: When she ​startedborrowing 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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