stomp on (someone or something)
1. Literally, to strike, smash, or crush someone or something with one's foot. I stomped on the hot coals to extinguish them. The group of assailants knocked the poor man down and stomped on him until he was unconscious.
2. By extension, to subdue, suppress, of inhibit someone or something forcibly or without mercy or tact. My father always stomped on my dreams of becoming an actor. The company made a point of stomping on any employee who so much as suggested forming a union.
3. To defeat someone or some group with total domination. The returning champions stomped on the underdog challengers in a brutal 47–0 defeat.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See stomp on someone
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.