put foot

put foot

To move quickly; to act with vigor, enthusiasm, or haste. Primarily heard in South Africa. I know I will succeed, because when I put foot, I can outperform anyone in my way. The straight course makes it abundantly clear that the race is all about putting foot.
See also: foot, put

put foot

SOUTH AFRICAN, INFORMAL
If you put foot, you hurry up. You'd better put foot — it's getting late.
See also: foot, put

put foot

hurry up; get a move on. South African informal
See also: foot, put
References in classic literature ?
The woods reached to the water's edge; in these, he and his warriors would conceal themselves, and shoot down the enemy as fast as they put foot on shore.
The captain was only waiting for his passengers; hardly had they put foot on deck ere her head was turned towards Hastings, where they were to disembark.
For no one hath put foot upon the boards this day such as we of Lincoln call a cudgel player.
Sir Nigel bent his knee devoutly as he put foot on land, and taking a small black patch from his bosom he bound it tightly over his left eye.
Doolittle,” he said, striking the breech of his rifle violently on the ground; “ what there is in the wigwam of a poor man like me, that one like you can crave, I don’t know; but this I tell you to your face, that you never shall put foot under the roof of my cabin with my consent, and that, if you harbor round the spot as you have done lately, you may meet with treatment that you will little relish.
Rikki-tikki smashed two eggs, and tumbled backward down the melon-bed with the third egg in his mouth, and scuttled to the veranda as hard as he could put foot to the ground.
8 Delph The fact he has been missed at left-back whilst injured tells you all you need to know - didn't put foot wrong.
You are a keen photographer and you are documenting locations and moments that few men have dared to put foot on and savour.
If he carries on getting defensive or burying his head in sand, then you do have to put foot your down, get tough and make him realise that if things carry on you could lose everything.
To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens, the moment they put foot in our country .
This is the third time that Singh has put foot in his mouth.
put foot to floor will under to If the new man can't tidy things up quickly enough to qualify for the Champions League this summer - which will be a monumental task - then will he have to lose his best players before the start of his second campaign?
6 MATT CONNOLLY Calming influence once more with expert timing and willingness to put foot on ball and think.
Three young Namibians have formed a crew called the The Kubel Crew that will represent the country at this year's edition of the Put Foot Rally and will distribute school shoes to children in Zambia while enjoying a fun-filled 18-day adventure rally.
I'd like to see us put foot patrols everywhere if we could," Mr.