grade down


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grade someone down (on something)

to give someone a low ranking, rating, or score on some performance. I had to grade you down on your essay because of your spelling. Please don't grade me down for a minor mistake.
See also: down, grade

grade down

v.
To give someone a lower rank or score, usually with respect to something evaluated: The teacher graded me down on my English test because of my terrible penmanship. The driving instructor graded down our group because we weren't listening.
See also: down, grade
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The school wanted to push the children one grade down.
Bavaria, who is DBRS's Managing Director of Leveraged Finance, "but the nature of the risk being analyzed changes dramatically as we go from investment grade down into speculative grade or 'leveraged finance'.
We have been telling people to grade down to greener cars but it's much more difficult with aeroplanes.
Row upon row look great in a simple grid fashion but to add an extra artistic dimension you could grade down from dark to pale.
Whether the mixed paper is a soft mix or hard mix, there doesn't seem to be much that is slowing the grade down.
Sainsbury own label suppliers in a variety of categories have reported the multiple has asked them to grade down quality to match Asda and Tesco on price.
His education reform vote favoring high-stakes testing brought his grade down to a B.
Dodds failed to make the grade down there as a youngster but McLaughlin knew back then that the current Scotland star was destined for greatness.
These are just a sample of the possible questions parents will face next week when every child from the fourth grade down brings home a 24-question survey polling parents about the types of special programs that might attract them to a ``choice'' school.
Drill hole CP-05-37 showed a steady increase in copper grade down hole, with the last 75m assaying over 0.
The firm, 84 per cent owned by taxpayers, said executives below board level would get a third of their bonuses this year, while those in the next pay grade down would have 50 per cent.
But the former Hamilton kid knows he can't shy away from the battle of making the grade down south.
Things didn't pan out and this is a grade down from what he's been running in.
It's a grade down from State level but has been described as 'the most competitive form of cricket outside the first-class game'.
A few miles of the northern section will continue on a separate alignment along the old MRL Railroad grade down Polson Hill.