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vote with one's feet

Definition of vote with one's feet

  1. :  to show one's dislike of a particular place or situation by leaving and going somewhere else <When the restaurant changed its menu, many former customers voted with their feet and stopped coming.>



Word by Word Definitions

voteplay
  1. :  a usually formal expression of opinion or will in response to a proposed decision

    :  one given as an indication of approval or disapproval of a proposal, motion, or candidate for office

    :  the total number of such expressions of opinion made known at a single time (as at an election)

  1. :  to express one's views in response to a poll

    :  to exercise a political franchise

    :  to express an opinion

feet
  1. : plural of foot


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