bring sb to heel

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British pronunciation/bɹˈɪŋ ˌɛsbˈiː tə hˈiːl/
American pronunciation/bɹˈɪŋ ˌɛsbˈiː tə hˈiːl/
to bring sb to heel

to use force to make someone do as one says

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to [bring] {sb} to heel definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "bring someone to heel" and when to use it?

The idiom "bring someone to heel" comes from dog training, where it means to control and discipline a dog by making it walk obediently by its owner's side. In a broader sense, it refers to exerting authority and making someone behave or follow rules. It can be used in personal relationships, such as parenting, when a parent needs to establish authority and ensure their child's obedience. It is also used in situations involving leadership, management, and governance.

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