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a disappointment or disillusionment; letdown:
It was quite a bringdown to find myself running last in the mayoral race.
anything, as a cutting remark or critical action, that causes depression or deflates one's ego; a put-down.
noun use of verb phrase
and causative of
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Slang definitions & phrases for
: a bringdown scene
: that bringdown face
A cutting rebuke or comment; a deflation
: Polite applause is a bit of a bringdown
A disappointing or depressing performance
A morose person
: A ''bringdown'' is a depressing character
[1950s+ beat & cool talk fr 1940s+ jazz musicians]
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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