- down on something
- down on (someone/something)
feeling angry or disappointed with someone or something.
Dad's been down on me since I scraped the car backing out of the garage.
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down through something — down through sth idiom (formal) during a long period of time • Down through the years this town has seen many changes. Main entry: ↑downidiom … Useful english dictionary
down with something — down with sb/sth idiom used to say that you are opposed to sth, or to a person • The crowds chanted ‘Down with NATO!’ Main entry: ↑downidiom … Useful english dictionary
down with something — 1. mod. comfortable with something; comfortable. (Usually with get.) □ Let’s get down with some good music. □ Pete wanted to get down with some grapes. 2. mod. ill with something; sick in bed with something. □ I was down with the flu for two… … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
down to something — … Useful english dictionary
bring the curtain down on something — bring down the curtain on something/bring the curtain down on something/mainly journalism phrase to end something They bring down the curtain on their African tour in Cape Town today. Thesaurus: to bring an end to somethingsynonym to kill a… … Useful english dictionary
count down to something — count down (to (something)) to count backwards to the time when something is expected to happen. They had a clock that counted down the days, hours, and minutes to the new year. If you re counting down, spring is just ten days away … New idioms dictionary
settle down to something — settle down to (something) to give something all of your attention. I settled down to read about the festival and what I could do there. Usage notes: often said about a meal: After work, we all settle down to a home cooked dinner … New idioms dictionary
(the) curtain comes down on something — the curtain comes down on (something) if the curtain comes down on something, especially a period of time, it ends. Last night, the curtain came down on 14 years of Tory rule … New idioms dictionary
get down to something — ˌget ˈdown to sth derived to begin to do sth; to give serious attention to sth • Let s get down to business. • I like to get down to work by 9 … Useful english dictionary
clamp down on something — clamp down on (something) to act to stop or limit something. Police here have finally clamped down on speeding … New idioms dictionary