push down on
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push down on (someone or something)
To shove, thrust, or press someone or something continuously or repeatedly forcibly downward. I keep pushing down on the lid, but it won't stay shut. I could feel someone pushing down on me from above.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
push down on something
to press down on something, such as a button, stamp, lever, etc. Push down on this button if you want room service. Don't push down on the door handle too hard. It will break.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.