Chris Christie casts a big political shadow—but one Democrat has stepped up to try to take him down a peg.
Was this supposed to be the night that the others dinged Newt Gingrich, took him down a peg, precipitated his downfall?
Jacoby isn't quite so convincing to me on what such a view can offer at moments of great tragedy (her peg of course was Newtown).
So if pushed to peg myself on the spectrum from Zionist to anti-Zionist, I would classify myself as a post-Zionist.
As a down-to-earth town where plain speaking is a virtue, Leeds is the perfect place for bringing a prince down a peg or two.
The young man followed the strangely-assorted pair to the apartments which peg occupied.
"peg" Langdon stopped at the white gate, and took off his hat to the cool air.
Don't report another asteroid till the number reaches a thousand; that will be time enough for us to change our peg.
Donald seemed about to cross-question him when peg Macllrea spoke.
You know, I think it high time the bounder is taken down a peg.
mid-15c., from Middle Dutch pegge "peg," a common Low German word (cf. Low German pigge "peg," German Pegel "gauge rod, watermark," Middle Dutch pegel "little knob used as a mark," Dutch peil "gauge, watermark, standard"), of uncertain origin; perhaps from PIE *bak- "staff used as support" (see bacillus). To be a square peg in a round hole "be inappropriate for one's situation" is attested from 1836; to take someone down a peg is from 1580s, but the original literal sense is uncertain (most of the likely candidates are not attested until centuries later). Peg leg "wooden leg" attested from 1765.
"fasten with or as if on a peg," 1590s, from peg (n.). Slang sense of "identify, classify" first recorded 1920. Related: Pegged; pegging.
A throw, esp a hard one: His peg missed and the runner scored (1862+ Baseball)