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dress down1) Wear casual or work clothing, informal clothes: 2) Speak To Someone In a Desultory Tone, A Commanding, Analytical, Superior, Critiquing Manner; . . . . . {Tell Someone 'OFF' }Rate it:

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dress downTo scold.Rate it:

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dress downTo wear casual or informal clothes.Rate it:

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dress downThe heavy criticism, personal attack upon a subaltern by a superior for any infraction, misdemeanor, rule violation, felony et al which leaves the victim shattered:Rate it:

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dress upTo wear smart clothes for an occasion.Rate it:

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dress upTo decorate; to prettify.Rate it:

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dresschange appearance, clothe, assist one to 'vest', change location of tie, ribbon, lapel, scarf, shawl, belt, etc.Rate it:

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dress upTo wear fancy dress or a costume.Rate it:

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dress upTo present in a favorable light.Rate it:

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dress for the slide, not the rideWhen choosing clothing for riding a motorcycle, priority should be given to protective gear that helps one survive an accident.Rate it:

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dress to killTo dress up so as to impress others (especially of the opposite sex).Rate it:

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off like a prom dressMaking a start, or departing, very rapidly.Rate it:

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this won't get the baby into a short dressTo take inadequate action dealing with an opportunityRate 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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breathe down someone's neckTo follow someone too closely, making it uncomfortable for them.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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cool downTo cause to become less agitated.Rate 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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gulp downTo eat very quickly without chewing the food properly.Rate 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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pin downTo attach or secure with pins.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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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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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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cool downTo become less agitated.Rate it:

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quiet downTo reduce intensity of an activity.Rate it:

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scarf downTo eat something quickly.Rate it:

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knock downTo hit or knock (something), intentionally or accidentally, so that it falls.Rate it:

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put downTo set down, stop carrying, or place in a low location.Rate it:

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batten downTo close or make watertight, referring to hatches and cargo.Rate it:

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bear downTo approach another vessel from windward.Rate it:

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