enforce (something) on (one)

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enforce (something) on (one)

To make one subject to something, such as a rule or law. Are you really going to enforce this law on me, your own sister? Management is trying to enforce mandatory overtime on us.
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enforce something on someone

to make a law effective with regard to someone. I can't enforce this on her if I don't enforce it on you. This law can't be enforced on anyone.
See also: enforce, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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