Definition of vote with one's feet in English:

vote with one's feet

phrase

informal
  • Indicate an opinion by being present or absent.

    • ‘the East Germans voted with their feet in an irresistible move toward freedom’
    • ‘The minister said by voting with their feet, parents had indicated there were severe problems which needed to be addressed.’
    • ‘The people were voting with their feet and their dollars.’
    • ‘A spokesman added: ‘People are voting with their feet by not using the bus station.’’
    • ‘He said Ireland's high class sizes and lack of support for children with behavioural problems meant teaching is an increasingly stressful job and teachers were voting with their feet.’
    • ‘And so far fans seem to be voting with their feet.’
    • ‘Shoppers and visitors appear to be voting with their feet to desert town centre shopping in favour of the big complexes where parking is free.’
    • ‘They are voting with their feet by not going to the ballot box because they don't feel there's anything to vote for.’
    • ‘As our pay falls, staff are voting with their feet and going to work elsewhere.’
    • ‘Swindon people are voting with their feet and avoiding the town centre if at all possible.’
    • ‘I'll be voting with my feet and boycotting the contest.’