under the heel

under the heel
under the heel
Crushed, ruled over tyrannically
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Main Entry:heel

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  • under the heel of — dominated or controlled by the Greeks spent several centuries under the heel of the Ottoman Empire …   Useful english dictionary

  • under the heel of somebody — under the ˈheel of sb idiom (literary) completely controlled by sb • The island spent several centuries under the heel of the British Empire. Main entry: ↑heelidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • To be down at the heel — Heel Heel, n. [OE. hele, heele, AS. h[=e]la, perh. for h[=o]hila, fr. AS. h[=o]h heel (cf. {Hough}); but cf. D. hiel, OFries. heila, h[=e]la, Icel. h[ae]ll, Dan. h[ae]l, Sw. h[ a]l, and L. calx. [root]12. Cf. {Inculcate}.] 1. The hinder part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heel — heel1 [hēl] n. [ME hele < OE hela, akin to Du hiel < Gmc * hanhila < * hanha < IE base * kenk , leg joint, heel] 1. the back part of the human foot, under the ankle and behind the instep: see CALCANEUS 2. the corresponding part of the …   English World dictionary

  • under someone's heel — under (someone s) heel formal if you are under someone s heel, they have complete control over you. For nine years this isolated community lived under the heel of China …   New idioms dictionary

  • under heel — under (someone s) heel formal if you are under someone s heel, they have complete control over you. For nine years this isolated community lived under the heel of China …   New idioms dictionary

  • Driving under the influence — DUI and DWI redirect here. For other uses, see DUI (disambiguation) and DWI (disambiguation). Sobriety checkpoint in Germany Driving under the influence (DUI) (driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunken driving, drunk driving, operating under the… …   Wikipedia

  • Down Under the Kilt — is a Highland Dance concert series created by Australia Highland Dancer Douglas McFarland,[1] an Australasian[2] Highland Dancing Champion from the Central Coast of New South Whales. First created in 2005, the concert series featured a number of… …   Wikipedia

  • heel — heel1 [hi:l] n ↑heel, ↑upper, ↑toe, ↑lace, ↑lining, ↑sole ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(of your foot)¦ 2¦(of a shoe)¦ 3¦(of a sock)¦ 4¦(of your hand)¦ 5 heels 6 at …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heel — 1 noun (C) 1 OF YOUR FOOT the back part of your foot body, foot 1 2 OF A SHOE the raised part of a shoe that is under the back of your foot 3 high heeled/low heeled etc high heeled or low heeled shoes have high or low heels 4 OF A SOCK the part… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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