have someone or something down as

have (or put) someone or something down as

judge someone or something to be a particular type or class of person or thing.
1914 M. A. Von Arnim The Pastor's Wife The other excursionists were all in pairs; they thought Ingeborg was too, and put her down at first as the German gentleman's wife because he did not speak to her.
See also: down, have, something
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