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turndown

[turn-doun] /ˈtɜrnˌdaʊn/
adjective
1.
that is or may be turned down; folded or doubled down:
a turndown collar.
noun
2.
an act or instance of being refused or rejected:
He got turndowns from all the better colleges.
Origin of turndown
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; from verb phrase turn down
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  • He's got an angels-ever-bright-and-fair expression, smiles to turn milk, dog's eyes, and a turndown collar.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • She had a perfect view of his thick red neck in its turndown collar, crossed by a black bow over a shiny white shirt.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • His turndown collar was disputing territory with his tie and his waistcoat.

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