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thumbs down

 
1. a sign of disapproval. The board gave our proposal a thumbs down. The administration's tax bill got a thumbs down in Congress.
2. disapproving; negative. It was thumbs down, and I was disappointed. The thumbs-down decision was a victory for good sense.
See also: down, thumb

thumbs down

1. n. a sign of disapproval. (see also turn thumbs down (on someone/something).) The board gave our proposal a thumbs down.
2. mod. disapproving; negative. It was thumbs down, and I was disappointed.
See also: down, thumb
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Thus, for employers, waivers of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act may become the most significant health-care issue of the 104th Congress, with most giving a thumbs down to any move to allow them.
Community Board 7 in Manhattan put its last licks in when it turned thumbs down on Riverside South, the mixed-use proposal put forth for the Penn Yards site by a consortium of community groups and developer Donald J.
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Locals fought a long campaign against the project and yesterday Environment Minister Alex Attwood gave it the thumbs down.
17-year-old sang "Kiss" but instead of puckering up, audiences gave her the thumbs down and sent her back to Fayetteville, Ga.
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A CAMPAIGN to have a smokers' room in a Scots hospital has been given the thumbs down.
Most blokes, however, gave his effort a thumbs down.
Even voters who passionately support publicly funded preschool should want to turn thumbs down on this turkey and wait for a high-quality and thoughtful initiative.
Scots teenagers have given alcopops the thumbs down.
But she got the thumbs down by fashion experts in OK magazine for not changing her style more often.
THUMBS DOWN ON REALITY: The tallies are in, and the results show that ``Big Brother'' and ``The Osbournes'' are tops.
THE Tanaiste has given the thumbs down to a proposal that the Bank of Ireland and AIB should merge.
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