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Idioms

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

Origin of peg

1400–50; late Middle English pegge (noun), peggen (v.) < Middle Dutch
Related formspeg·less, adjectivepeg·like, adjectivere·peg, verb, re·pegged, re·peg·ging.

Definition for pegs (2 of 2)

Peg

[ peg ]
/ pɛg /

noun

a female given name, form of Peggy.
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British Dictionary definitions for pegs

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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Idioms and Phrases with pegs

peg


In addition to the idiom beginning with peg

  • peg away at

also see:

  • square peg in a round hole
  • take down a notch (peg)
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