howl down


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howl someone down

 and hoot someone down
Fig. to yell at or boo someone's performance; to force someone to stop talking by yelling or booing. The audience howled the inept magician down. They howled down the musician.
See also: down, howl
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Doubtless the judges and Labour's coalition partners in the Lib Dems will howl down the proposal but they shouldn't be allowed to.