that is or may be turned down; folded or doubled down: a turndown collar.
an act or instance of being refused or rejected: He got turndowns from all the better colleges.
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How to use turndown in a sentence
His turndown collar was disputing territory with his tie and his waistcoat.The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories | Paul Laurence Dunbar
She had a perfect view of his thick red neck in its turndown collar, crossed by a black bow over a shiny white shirt.Beyond | John Galsworthy
He's got an angels-ever-bright-and-fair expression, smiles to turn milk, dog's eyes, and a turndown collar.A Man in the Open | Roger Pocock
And countless others turndown better jobs because they know, if they take the better job, they'll lose their health insurance.
He was dressed in a loose suit of light-colored clothes, wore a negligee shirt, with a soft turndown collar, and had no vest.Frank Merriwell's Son | Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for turn down
to reduce (the volume or brightness) of (something): turn the radio down
to reject or refuse
to fold down (a collar, sheets on a bed, etc)
(prenominal) capable of being or designed to be folded or doubled down
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Other Idioms and Phrases with turndown
Fold or double down, as in They always turn down your bed here, or Turn down your collar. [c. 1600]
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