put one's foot down

put one's foot down
разг.
(put (реже set) one's foot down)
занять твёрдую, решительную позицию, принять твёрдое решение; решительно воспротивиться, запретить

Charles: "I tell you I will. I am going to put my foot down." (B. Shaw, ‘Saint Joan’, sc. II) — Карл: "Говорю вам, что я повидаюсь с этой девушкой. Я принял твердое решение."

Mrs. Sunbury's first name was Beatrice, and when she got engaged to Mr. Sunbury and he ventured to call her Bea she put her foot down firmly. (W. S. Maugham, ‘Complete Short Stories’, ‘The Kite’) — Миссис Санбери звали Беатрис. Когда была объявлена ее помолвка с мистером Санбери и он осмелился назвать ее Беа, она решительно воспротивилась.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • put one's foot down — ► put one s foot down informal 1) adopt a firm policy when faced with opposition or disobedience. 2) Brit. accelerate a motor vehicle by pressing the accelerator pedal. Main Entry: ↑foot …   English terms dictionary

  • put one's foot down — phrasal : to take a firm stand put his foot down on our staying out after midnight : give a clear or decisive order * * * put one s foot down (informal) To take a firm decision, usu against something • • • Main Entry: ↑foot * * * informal adopt a …   Useful english dictionary

  • put one's foot down —    To put one s foot down means to exert authority to prevent something from happening.     The child wanted to sleep on the sofa but his father put his foot down and sent him to bed …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • put one's foot down — idi put one s foot down, to take a firm stand; be decisive or determined …   From formal English to slang

  • To put one's foot down — Foot Foot (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • put one's foot down — object strongly, take firm action He put his foot down and didn t allow any more money to be spent on company entertainment. (from Idioms in Speech) to be firm in one s attitude; to object to or protest against Well, whose fault was it? The kid s …   Idioms and examples

  • put one's foot down — {v. phr.}, {informal} To take a decided stand; be stubborn in decision. * /John didn t want to practice his piano lesson, but his teacher put his foot down./ * /When it came to smoking pot at parties, our parents put their foot down./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's foot down — {v. phr.}, {informal} To take a decided stand; be stubborn in decision. * /John didn t want to practice his piano lesson, but his teacher put his foot down./ * /When it came to smoking pot at parties, our parents put their foot down./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ one's\ foot\ down — v. phr. informal To take a decided stand; be stubborn in decision. John didn t want to practice his piano lesson, but his teacher put his foot down. When it came to smoking pot at parties, our parents put their foot down …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put one's foot down — verb a) To insist, demand, or refuse. I finally put my foot down and demanded to talk to someone in charge. b) To make a car go faster, accelerate …   Wiktionary

  • put one's foot down — informal 1》 adopt a firm policy when faced with opposition or disobedience. 2》 Brit. accelerate a motor vehicle by pressing the accelerator pedal. → foot …   English new terms dictionary


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