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belt someone or something down

to secure someone or something with a belt or strap. Please belt the child's seat down and put the child in it. Did you belt down the kids?
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belt down

Swallow very quickly, as in After the race, he belted down a whole quart of water. This phrase is frequently used for guzzling whiskey or some other liquor. [Slang; mid-1800s]
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Classy Namibian Harry Simon bids for the the WBO belt down at middleweight, taking on Swedish holder Armand Krajnc in Copenhagen - ironically, the city where Calzaghe last saw action - and has already let it be known that he plans to move up a division in search of further glory.
The 21-year-old from Garston, himself a former Solly club fighter, took his belt down to the city club to the delight of its junior members.
Herbal users point out that while it's perfectly OK to belt down a dozen malt liquors or puff away at a carton of Marlboros, it someday may be illegal to possess even a single twig of nonprescription ephedra.
As the rain began to belt down, Heskey was left wishing the ground would swallow him up as he missed an open goal from four yards out on 65 minutes.
If you get a bang up there (raises his hand above his head), no one says anything but if you get a belt down there Tommy Walsh is hammered for it and it is brought up on television.
Belt down the autoroutes and overnight in the wonderful old-fashioned, family-run hotels which abound in many of the wee towns just off the toll roads.
Emmet revealed: "The rain started to belt down in the way only Irish rain can with mercilessness, bar brief respites that cruelly built up my hopes every once in a while.
But prepare to belt down to your supermarket for any out-of-the-way ingredients she may use - she had shoppers clearing the shelves of cranberries a couple of years back.
Then it was a belt down the autoroutes to the Dordogne and our campsite - La Bouquerie - just outside quaint, historic Sarlat.
Both have their sights set on a world title belt down the line and while Sutherland has already won his first pro fight - demolishing Bulgarian Georgi Iliev in DCU in December - DeGale has been putting his backroom team together.
We are mounting the petition because we are concerned for public safety and any outlet that lets the Balti Belt down lets us all down.
You get Colin McRae's co-driver Nicky Grist shouting directions as you belt down the track, and if you don't want to write off your car on the first bend, you'd better listen.