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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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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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down-to-earthPractical; realistic; pragmatic.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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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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up hill and down daleHere and there; everywhere.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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