lay down the law

lay down the law
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    Well, my dear, I'm the best little dressmaker you ever saw, and I do love to lay down the law about clothes (S. Lewis). Deb was boiling. What right had Tom to lay down the law for her and walk roughshod over all her opinions? (D. Cusack and F. James)

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  • lay down the law — index instruct (direct) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Lay Down the Law — álbum de Keel Publicación Noviembre, 1984 Género(s) Glam metal Discográfica Shrapnel Records Productor(es) Ron Keel …   Wikipedia Español

  • lay down the law — If someone lays down the law, they tell people what to do and are authoritarian …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • lay down the law — ► lay down the law issue instructions in an authoritative or dogmatic way. Main Entry: ↑law …   English terms dictionary

  • lay down the law — ORDER SOMEONE ABOUT/AROUND, tell someone what to do, ride roughshod over someone; informal boss someone about/around, throw one s weight about/around, push someone about/around. → lay * * * lay down the law To speak authoritatively or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay down the law —    If someone lays down the law, they tell people what to do and are authoritarian.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    Someone who lays down the law tells people very forcefully and firmly what to do.     The volunteers helped in a… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lay down the law — too many parents have relinquished their right to lay down the law Syn: be dogmatic, be in charge (of the rules), set the rules, be domineering, be the boss, call the shots …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lay\ down\ the\ law — Take control of a situation, occasionally through use of physical force. Back in high school, whenver a fight broke out, the principal would show up and lay down the law …   Dictionary of american slang

  • lay\ down\ the\ law — Take control of a situation, occasionally through use of physical force. Back in high school, whenver a fight broke out, the principal would show up and lay down the law …   Dictionary of american slang

  • lay down the law — tell someone what to do using your power or influence The new management plans to lay down the law to the workers regarding long lunch breaks …   Idioms and examples

  • lay down the law — {v. phr.} 1. To give strict orders. * /The teacher lays down the law about homework every afternoon./ 2. To speak severely or seriously about a wrongdoing; scold. * /The principal called in the students and laid down the law to them about… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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