Today’s lesson of colloquial expression
646. to put one’s foot down 断固として許さない、きっぱりとした態度をとる
- this means to exert authority to prevent something from happening or to force someone to stop an action
1. The boy wanted to go to Cancun for spring break, but his mother put her foot down and said that he couldn’t.
2. If people don’t stop misbehaving at the after office parties, I’ll have to put my foot down and put an end to them.