Origin of comedown
Words nearby comedown
How to use comedown in a sentence
One is as a big comedown from the size of the crowds that watched her on broadcast television.
I mean to land up in Minsk, working in a grubby little factory is quite a comedown.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
I got the impression he was a bitter man because, I imagine when he defected to Russia, it was comedown.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Poor Peggy—it was rather a comedown after her fairy visions.Little Miss Peggy|Mrs. Molesworth
"So long as nobody in society hears of this sudden comedown, we shall pull through," he said.A Distinguished Provincial at Paris|Honore de Balzac
And at Anagni he may certainly rest for the night, though his quarters may be a comedown not only from Rome but from Velletri.Studies of Travel: Italy|Edward A. Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for comedown
Other Idioms and Phrases with comedown
Lose wealth or position, as in After the market crashed, the Tates really came down in the world. A 1382 translation of the Bible by followers of John Wycliffe had this term: “Come down from glory, sit in thirst” (Jeremiah 48:18).
Become reduced in size or amount, be lowered, as in Interest rates will have to come down before the economy recovers. [Mid-1600s]
Be handed down by inheritance, tradition, or a higher authority. For example, This painting has come down to us from our great-grandparents, or These stories have come down through the generations, or An indictment finally came down. [c. 1400]
Also, go down. Happen, occur, as in What's coming down tonight? [Slang; 1960s]