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net down

Slang definitions & phrases for net down

net down

verb phrase

To be equivalent to; amount to: Hostile takeovers net down to a power grab (1980s+)

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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  • Dipping a net down, you might haul up a wagon load as easily as one.

    In to the Yukon William Seymour Edwards
  • We've got two ends of the net down, and with a little care we'll have them all.

    The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
  • With a slight breeze and the net down a smack would be simply anchored by the stern to her own gear.

  • The man put his net down to the bottom of the reservoir, and after drawing it along on the bottom, he took it out again.

    Rollo in Geneva Jacob Abbott
  • We can stake out a net down here under that rock so if either or both the boys fall, they will land all right.

  • Quickly the little man brought his net down on Jerrys shoulders.

    The Motor Boys Overland

    Clarence Young
  • His head came just in the right place and an instant later the professor had brought his net down on the woolly pate of the negro.

  • He banged the net down on the tire, sprang forward and caught the meshes between his fingers.

    The Motor Boys Overland

    Clarence Young
  • I rigged up poles and sticks and cut little pegs from twigs to hold the net down like a tent.

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