bringdown

[ bring-doun ]
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nounInformal.
  1. a disappointment or disillusionment; letdown: It was quite a bringdown to find myself running last in the mayoral race.

  2. anything, as a cutting remark or critical action, that causes depression or deflates one's ego; a put-down.

Origin of bringdown

1
1940–45; noun use of verb phrase bring down; modeled on letdown and causative of comedown

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British Dictionary definitions for bring down

bring down

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. to cause to fall: the fighter aircraft brought the enemy down; the ministers agreed to bring down the price of oil

  2. (usually passive) slang to cause to be elated and then suddenly depressed, as from using drugs

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Other Idioms and Phrases with bringdown

bringdown

Cause to fall, collapse, or die. For example, The pilot won a medal for bringing down enemy aircraft, or The bill's defeat was sure to bring down the party. [c. 1300]

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