under someone's heel

Definition of under someone's heel

  1. :  completely controlled by another person, group, etc. They put us under their heel.

Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

heelplay
  1. :  the back of the human foot below the ankle and behind the arch

    :  the part of the hind limb of other vertebrates that is similar in structure to the human heel

    :  an anatomical structure suggestive of the human heel

  1. :  to furnish (a boot, a shoe, etc.) with a solid attachment forming the part of the sole that is under the back of the foot :  to attach a heel (see 1heel 4b) to

    :  to supply especially with money or information

    :  to exert pressure on, propel, or strike (someone or something) with the back part of the foot

  1. :  to lean to one side :  tip

    :  to lean temporarily (as from the action of wind or waves) — compare list

    :  to cause (a boat) tolean to one side

  1. :  a tilt (as of a boat) to one side

    :  the extent of such a tilt


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