Put your foot down

Definition

The idiom ‘Put your foot down’ means to take a firm stance on something or to make a definitive decision about something.

Examples

My boss told me to put my foot down and make a decision on the new project.

He finally put his foot down and said no to the request.

Origin

The origin of this idiom is believed to be from the early twentieth century when a person would literally have to put their foot down to stop a horse carriage.

FAQs

Q: What does it mean to put your foot down? A: It means to take a firm stance on something or to make a definitive decision about something.

Q: Where did this idiom come from? A: This idiom is believed to have originated from the early twentieth century when a person would literally have to put their foot down to stop a horse carriage.