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shoot someone down

verb phrase

To defeat someone; thwart or ruin someone's efforts; BLOW someone OUT OF THE WATER: Woody, who had been flying along, level and smooth, was shot down in flames (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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