thumbs down someone


thumbs down someone
(give a) thumbs down to (someone/something) to show disapproval of or opposition to someone or something.

My husband gave a big thumbs down to my idea of getting a new car.

Usage notes: often used in the form give the thumbs down (to something):

Voters gave the thumbs down to building a new firehouse.

Opposite of: (give a) thumbs up to (someone/something)

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  • give a thumbs down someone — (give a) thumbs down to (someone/something) to show disapproval of or opposition to someone or something. My husband gave a big thumbs down to my idea of getting a new car. Usage notes: often used in the form give the thumbs down (to something):… …   New idioms dictionary

  • thumbs up someone — (give a) thumbs up to (someone/something) to show approval of or support for someone or something. Voters gave a thumbs up to building swimming pool for the town. Usage notes: often used in the form give the thumbs up (to something): We have been …   New idioms dictionary

  • thumbs down something — (give a) thumbs down to (someone/something) to show disapproval of or opposition to someone or something. My husband gave a big thumbs down to my idea of getting a new car. Usage notes: often used in the form give the thumbs down (to something):… …   New idioms dictionary

  • thumbs down — (give a) thumbs down to (someone/something) to show disapproval of or opposition to someone or something. My husband gave a big thumbs down to my idea of getting a new car. Usage notes: often used in the form give the thumbs down (to something):… …   New idioms dictionary

  • thumbs down — 1. n. a sign of disapproval. (See also turn thumbs down (on someone or something).) □ The board gave our proposal a thumbs down. □ Not another thumbs down! 2. mod. disapproving; negative. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • thumbs down — also thumbs down N SING If you say that someone gives a plan, idea, or suggestion the thumbs down, you are indicating that they do not approve of it and refuse to accept it. [INFORMAL] Ant: thumbs up …   English dictionary

  • give a thumbs down something — (give a) thumbs down to (someone/something) to show disapproval of or opposition to someone or something. My husband gave a big thumbs down to my idea of getting a new car. Usage notes: often used in the form give the thumbs down (to something):… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give a thumbs down — (give a) thumbs down to (someone/something) to show disapproval of or opposition to someone or something. My husband gave a big thumbs down to my idea of getting a new car. Usage notes: often used in the form give the thumbs down (to something):… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give a thumbs up someone — (give a) thumbs up to (someone/something) to show approval of or support for someone or something. Voters gave a thumbs up to building swimming pool for the town. Usage notes: often used in the form give the thumbs up (to something): We have been …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn thumbs down (on someone or something) — tv. to reject someone or something. □ The board turned thumbs down on Rocko’s application for parole. □ The committee examined the proposal and turned thumbs down …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions