vote with one's feet

vote with one's feet

Indicate one's disapproval by walking out or emigrating, as in The service was so bad that we decided to vote with our feet, or Thousands of Hong Kong residents voted with their feet and left before the Chinese takeover . [Slang; mid-1900s]
See also: feet, vote
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One is also entitled to vote with one's feet, and frequent another parish, one with a faithful liturgy.