to put the boot in

idiom

Definition of to put the boot in

British, informal
1 : to treat someone in a cruel or critical way
2 : to kick someone again and again

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“To put the boot in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20put%20the%20boot%20in. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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