get\ one\ down

v. phr. informal
1. To make (someone) unhappy; cause low spirits; cause discouragement.

Low grades are getting Helen down.

Three straight losses got the team down.

2. To swallow; digest.

The medicine was so bitter I couldn't get it down.

3. To depress a person's spirit.

Working at such an awful job got Mike down.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • get one down — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To make (someone) unhappy; cause low spirits; cause discouragement. * /Low grades are getting Helen down./ * /Three straight losses got the team down./ 2. To swallow; digest. * /The medicine was so bitter I couldn t get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get one down — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To make (someone) unhappy; cause low spirits; cause discouragement. * /Low grades are getting Helen down./ * /Three straight losses got the team down./ 2. To swallow; digest. * /The medicine was so bitter I couldn t get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get one down — discourage, depress (Informal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • get one's head down Brit. — get one s head down Brit. informal 1》 sleep. 2》 concentrate on the task in hand. → head …   English new terms dictionary

  • get one's head down — ► get one s head down Brit. informal 1) sleep. 2) concentrate on the task in hand. Main Entry: ↑head …   English terms dictionary

  • get one's knickers in a twist — vb British to become agitated, flustered or over excited. This picturesque vulgarism originated in the late 1950s with a purely sexual sense. Now widely used, it is generally heard in the negative form, exhorting someone to calm down. See also… …   Contemporary slang

  • get one's head down —  Lie down to sleep …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • To get one's hand in — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • get — /get/ verb past tense got, past participle got especially BrE gotten especially AmE present participle getting RECEIVE/OBTAIN 1 RECEIVE (transitive not in passive) to be given or receive something: Sharon always seems to get loads of mail. | Why… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • get — [ get ] (past tense got [ gat ] ; past participle gotten [ gatn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 obtain/receive ▸ 2 become/start to be ▸ 3 do something/have something done ▸ 4 move to/from ▸ 5 progress in activity ▸ 6 fit/put something in a place ▸ 7 understand… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.