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bow downto bow, to bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deferenceRate it:

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bow outTo resign, or leave, with one's credibility still intact.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo behave in a servile, obsequious, or excessively polite manner.Rate it:

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take a bowTo accept applause at the end of a performance in a theatre. Often this includes actually bowing to the audience.Rate it:

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another string to one's bowAnother skill, ability or resource when one fails.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back (thus scraping the floor), left hand pressed across the abdomen, right arm held aside.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeA deep formal bow with right leg drawn back touching the ground.Rate it:

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bow toTo adhere to a tradition or more.Rate it:

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bow-legged wi' brasswealthy, having lots of cash.Rate it:

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go to the bow-wowsTo go to the dogs, to decline or deteriorate.Rate it:

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make one's bowTo bow.Rate it:

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make one's bowTo debut.Rate it:

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shot across the bowA warning that negative consequences will be faced if something is carried out or allowed to continue.Rate it:

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string to one's bowA skill, ability or resource.Rate it:

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string to one's bowA lover, paramour or suitor.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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argue downTo win an argument, verbal conflict or debate.Rate it:

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blow downTo knock over with an air current, most often wind.Rate it:

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buckle downTo put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself.Rate it:

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buttoned-downAlternative form of button-down.Rate it:

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dampen downto reduce the intensity ofRate it:

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down to a fine artHaving or showing exceptional proficiency.Rate it:

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down to the wireAt the very end of a process or project, especially one with a fast-approaching deadline.Rate it:

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hail downto appear inexplicablyRate it:

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hands downWithout much effort; easily.Rate it:

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hold downTo restrain; to check.Rate it:

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knuckle downTo get to work; to focus on a task.Rate it:

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on the down-lowIn secret.Rate it:

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pin downTo attach or secure with pins.Rate it:

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pin down1) Hold Under Submission, (Wrestling: 2) Restrain enemy attack, return fire, and movement:Rate it:

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pipe downTo be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.Rate it:

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play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.Rate it:

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power downTo switch off.Rate it:

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put down forTo record that someone has offered to help, or contribute something.Rate it:

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rain downto fall from the sky, as rainRate it:

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shut downTo close, terminate, or end.Rate it:

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sit downTo cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to.Rate it:

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strip downTo remove all of one's clothing.Rate it:

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wind downRelax; get rid of stress.Rate it:

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boil downAs an allusion to the cooking technique of reducing liquids by heat, one boils down a problem, argument, etc. to its most central elements.Rate it:

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take downTo remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.Rate it:

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cool downTo become cooler, to be reduced in temperature.Rate it:

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run downTo read quickly a list or other short text.Rate it:

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quiet downTo become quieter.Rate it:

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breathe down someone's neckTo follow someone too closely, making it uncomfortable for them.Rate it:

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change downto change to a lower gear in a vehicleRate it:

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come down to earthTo be brought back to reality; to lose one's dreams.Rate it:

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fall downTo fall to the ground.Rate it:

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run downTo hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.Rate it:

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die downTo become less virulent.Rate it:

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