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.
The trend of consumers shifting to shopping directly with brands has put Foot Locker's revenue and EBIT margin at risk, Cassel said.
One of the best things about electric cars is that all of the car's torque (the punch you feel when you put foot down hard) is available immediately.
It took him the best part of eight minutes to put foot to ball, although that was pretty sharpish compared to some of his comrades.
'I've never been to Jamaica before; from the time I get to know myself as Chief Zanzan Kawor, I have never put foot to Jamaica before.
We could have really kicked on and put foot the foot down in that last 12-13 overs.
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.
Kashmir is an integral part of India." 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.