In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom / phrase and bold italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom / phrase.

What is the correct answer?


She wanted to go hitch-hiking but her mother put her foot down and now she's going by bus.

A. took a firm stand

B. expressed her displeasure

C. scolded her badly

D. got irritated

Correct Answer :

A. took a firm stand

Idiom put her foot down means : to tell someone in a strong way that they must do something or that they must stop doing something.