lower the boom

lower the boom

  (American informal)
to suddenly stop someone doing something you do not approve of Dad lowered the boom. I have to stay in the next two weekends.
See also: boom, lower
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Falling oil prices lower the boom in Texas, Houston Chronicle
Sonando s arrest on the heels of Clinton s visit is a brazen signal that Hun Sen thinks that the US wants his cooperation on other matters so much that he isn t afraid to lower the boom on his critics," said Brad Adams, Asia director of New York-based Human Rights Watch.
The filler uses two hydraulic cylinders to raise and lower the boom and lance carriage from drum height to IBC height to within 1" clearance above the container.
Always position the vehicle as close to the container as possible, use a ground guide when driving the RTCH up or down trailer ramps, and lower the boom before transporting a load.
For those jurors who repeatedly ignore summons, the work group urges judges to lower the boom by imposing at least $100 fines and holding no-shows in contempt.
Yet, Hammell can convincingly cite cases of the FDA using "jack-booted thug" tactics to lower the boom on alternative medicine and dietary supplements.
To merely lower the boom of censorship on these exploiters of children seems to me to be too little, too late.
A prudent owner, however, should not wait for the Assessor to lower the boom.
Although cost, access, and quality have taken turns in the spotlight, until recently quality did not spark as much interest as the other two, simply because until recently it was difficult to do much about quality other than to accept providers' word that it was first-rate--and to empower the plaintiff's bar to lower the boom when that claim proved unjustified.
That's interesting," she said - a phrase that teachers use before they lower the boom.