Mafia idiom of the day. LAY DOWN THE LAW

lay down the law

Meaning: if you lay down the law, you tell people what they should do in a forceful and stern way.

For example:

  • After a mafia player got the 3rd penalty, the moderator of the game laid down the law and said the player had to be careful or he’d be out of the game.
  • Anna’s parents laid down the law after she got home late and grounded her for a month.

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