give a thumbs down


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):

Voters gave the thumbs down to building a new firehouse.

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

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • give the thumbs down — give (something) the thumbs down to show that you do not like or approve of something, or that you will not allow something to happen. The committee gave my suggestion the thumbs down …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • give a thumbs up something — (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

  • give a thumbs up — (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

  • give something the thumbs down — give (something) the thumbs down to show that you do not like or approve of something, or that you will not allow something to happen. The committee gave my suggestion the thumbs down …   New idioms dictionary