bring (something) down

bring (something) down
bring (something) down (on (someone)) to cause something to have influence or power over someone.

Why would you bring down that kind of attention if you were trying not to be noticed?

We don't bring violence down on people. People bring it down on themselves.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • bring something down on — bring (something) down (on (someone)) to cause something to have influence or power over someone. Why would you bring down that kind of attention if you were trying not to be noticed? We don t bring violence down on people. People bring it down… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring something down — bring (something) down 1. to reduce something. Drugs can bring your blood pressure down. 2. to cause something to fail. Dozens of Web sites were brought down by these software programs …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring something down — 1 we will bring down the price: DECREASE, reduce, lower, cut, drop; informal slash. 2 the unrest brought down the government: UNSEAT, overturn, topple …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring something down on someone — bring (something) down (on (someone)) to cause something to have influence or power over someone. Why would you bring down that kind of attention if you were trying not to be noticed? We don t bring violence down on people. People bring it down… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring something down a peg or two — bring (someone/something) down a peg (or two) to show that someone or something is not as good as people think. His arrogant behavior made some people want to see him brought down a peg. She uses her position to take other people down a peg or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring something down a peg — bring (someone/something) down a peg (or two) to show that someone or something is not as good as people think. His arrogant behavior made some people want to see him brought down a peg. She uses her position to take other people down a peg or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring sb down — Ⅰ. UK US bring sb/sth down Phrasal Verb with bring({{}}/brɪŋ/ verb [T] (brought, brought) ► to make someone lose their position of power, or to make something end: »This scandal could bring down the government. »Another drop in prices could bring …   Financial and business terms

  • bring sth down — Ⅰ. UK US bring sb/sth down Phrasal Verb with bring({{}}/brɪŋ/ verb [T] (brought, brought) ► to make someone lose their position of power, or to make something end: »This scandal could bring down the government. »Another drop in prices could bring …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌbring sth ˈdown — phrasal verb 1) to cause a government or politician to lose power 2) to reduce the rate, level, or amount of something policies designed to bring down inflation[/ex] 3) to make someone or something move or fall to the ground Strong winds brought… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bring something about one's ears — bring something (down) about one s ears bring something, esp. misfortune, on oneself she brought her world crashing about her ears …   Useful english dictionary


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