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lower the boomTo suddenly overpower, with "on".Rate it:

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Lower the BoomTo strictly punish; to restrict one to the rulesRate it:

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lower the boomTo use one's superior physical strength; clobber.Rate it:

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lower the boomAn expression probably originating in a nautical setting, where misdemeanors and mischief results in punishment.Rate it:

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lower the boom onTo punish someone.Rate it:

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lower the boom onTo terminate or abolish something.Rate it:

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bring upTo bring from a lower position to a higher position.Rate it:

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the one who always envies someone in society, will never live in gaietyThis idiom means that if a person spends time complaining, criticizing and whining about what everyone else does, owns, or how successful other people are about their financial situation, job career, or results they get, instead of focusing and trying their best to improve one's situation, the only consequence is that this behavior will keep them in the guts, that is, at a lower life level than the one they wish to be.Rate it:

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

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beat downTo haggle someone to sell at a lower price.Rate it:

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filter downOf a liquid; to move slowly down to lower substrate levels.Rate it:

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go downTo descend; to move from a higher place to a lower one.Rate it:

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shushA nice way of saying shut up, be quiet, lower your voice, keep your mouth shut.Rate it:

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back offTo lower the setting of.Rate it:

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falling glassThe wall-hung mercury barometer utilized in the days of sail presented approximately thirty inches of height level of the mercury in it's glass tube in fair weather. When a vessel sailed into a barometric Low Pressure region, the mercury level became lower and tended to indicate the presence of oncoming thunderstorms, gales, or a possible hurricane.Rate it:

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jew downTo bargain or haggle with a seller in order to obtain a lower price for a good or service.Rate it:

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jump downTo leave an elevated position to a lower position by one jump.Rate it:

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pass downTo hand over, pass through or transfer to a lower level, next generation, etc.Rate it:

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round downTo the greatest integer that is not greater than it, or to some other lower value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.Rate it:

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take downTo lower an item of clothing without removing it.Rate it:

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talk downTo negotiate a lower price.Rate it:

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cool downTo cause something temperature to lower.Rate it:

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stop upTo increase the aperture of a photographic lens, moving from an f/stop represented by a higher number to an f/stop represented by a lower number and causing more light to pass into the camera.Rate it:

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a cut belowInferior to; of a lower quality than.Rate it:

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bush leagueA professional sports association at the lower levels of minor league organization.Rate it:

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aide-de-camplower ranked military officerRate it:

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apud inferos esseto be in the lower world.Rate it:

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argue downTo haggle with to reach a lower price.Rate it:

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bend downTo bend one's legs while upright to get to a lower position.Rate it:

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color upTo exchange a high number of low-value chips for a lower number of higher value, but keeping the same overall value.Rate it:

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condicio ac fortuna hominum infimi generisthe position of the lower classes.Rate it:

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copper-bottomedHaving lower parts made of or covered by copper.Rate it:

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cover one's feetto lower one's garment, especially to urinate or defecate.Rate it:

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diminishing returnsA condition in which additional inputs into an organization, project or process produce progressively fewer or lower-quality additional outputs, and may, in extreme cases, cause the total quantity or quality of outputs to decrease.Rate it:

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draw downTo lower (curtains)Rate it:

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fall from graceTo fall from one's current social position to something lower, to lose one's prestige, status or power.Rate it:

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fasces praeferre, summittereto walk before with the fasces; to lower the fasces.Rate it:

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filter downOf information, or resources; to move slowly down to lower levels of an organisation, or population.Rate it:

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let downlowerRate it:

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main sequence A major grouping of stars that creates a narrow band from the upper left to the lower right when plotted by luminosity and surface temperature on a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.Rate it:

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out of one's leagueIn a situation in which one is mismatched with one or more others, whose accomplishments, preparedness, or other characteristics are on a significantly higher or lower level than one's own.Rate it:

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plebem concitare, sollicitareto stir up the lower classes.Rate it:

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pull downTo make lower.Rate it:

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pull someone down a pegTo lower someone's high self-opinion.Rate it:

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punch below one's weightTo achieve or perform at a level lower than should be expected based on one's preparation, attributes, rank, or past accomplishments.Rate it:

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put downTo make prices, or taxes, lower.Rate it:

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running targeta standard of performance set by the first place competitor that lower placed competitors try to exceedRate it:

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second stringNot as good; of a lower quality or condition.Rate it:

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spiritus alicuius reprimereto lower a person's pride.Rate it:

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stop downTo decrease the aperture of a photographic lens, moving from an f/stop represented by a lower number to an f/stop represented by a higher number.Rate it:

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