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Idioms about peg

    take down a peg, to reduce the pride or arrogance of; humble; humiliate: I guess that'll take him down a peg!Also take down a notch .

Origin of peg

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English pegge (noun), peggen (verb), from Middle Dutch

OTHER WORDS FROM peg

peg·less, adjectivepeg·like, adjectivere·peg, verb, re·pegged, re·peg·ging.

Other definitions for peg (2 of 2)

Peg
[ peg ]
/ pɛg /

noun
a female given name, form of Peggy.
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How to use peg in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for peg

peg
/ (pɛɡ) /

noun
verb pegs, pegging or pegged
See also peg down, peg out

Word Origin for peg

C15: from Low Germanic pegge
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Other Idioms and Phrases with peg

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