the lowdown on

The whole truth about something, as in We're waiting to hear the lowdown on what happened after we left. This term uses lowdown in the sense of “the basic or fundamental part.” [Slang; early 1900s]


Nearby words

  1. the likes of,
  2. the limit,
  3. the long and the short of it,
  4. the love of money is the root of all evil,
  5. the low countries,
  6. the magic flute,
  7. the marriage of figaro,
  8. the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation,
  9. the masses,
  10. the matter

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