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bring somebody to heel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbring somebody to heelbring somebody to heelFORCE somebody TO DO somethingto force someone to behave in the way that you want them to heel
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bring somebody to heelThe best illustrations of this are in societies where the authorities bring defaulters to heel directly by the power of their curse.Some one who can bring you to heel when you need it.As you know it's the only thing that brings Gesner to heel.Given the fragility of Mr Wahid's government, U.S. pressure intended to bring the military to heel should be calibrated.Snelling's aim was to bring politicians to heel by limiting their ability to impose taxes.
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