insist on

Meaning: If you insist on something, you say that you must have it or it must be done.

For example:

  • insist on sth We used to sell on credit, but after not being paid a few times we now insist on payment in advance.

  • insist on doing sth Our youngest son insists on putting tomato sauce on just about everything he eats.

Quick Quiz:

Philip insists on going to pubs that have TVs because he

a. loves watching sport on TV

b. doesn't like watching TV

c. doesn't like drinking

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