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have a downer on (one)

To dislike one. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. If the boss has a downer on you, I doubt you'll get a good performance review.
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have a down on someone/something


have a downer on someone/something

If you have a down on someone or something or you have a downer on them, you do not like them or you disapprove of them. Snobs would have a down on a man with a south London accent. For some reason Jackie has always had a downer on me.
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put a downer on something

If something or someone puts a downer on an event, they make it less enjoyable. The argument put a downer on our school holiday break.
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and down and downie
1. n. a barbiturate or a tranquilizer. (Drugs.) Too much booze with those downers, and you’re dead.
2. n. a bad drug experience; a down trip. (Drugs.) That stuff you gave me was a real downer.
3. n. a depressing event; a bad situation; a down trip. These cloudy days are always downers.
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WHEREAS, as a student at Downers Grove North High School, Anne Wagner has served as an inspiration to her classmates and teachers, positively impacting everyone who has had an opportunity to meet her; and,
WHEREAS, though she was forced to miss half of her sophomore year and nearly all of her junior year while recovering from leukemia, Anne Wagner received clearance from her doctors to return to Downers Grove North High School for her senior year; and,
Downer was thus a sturdy, politically principled person, and a significant part of the political landscape of South Australia at the end of the century.
to the Downers Grove location to form two business segments: Sara Lee Food & Beverage and Sara Lee Foodservice.
headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a leading non-asset-based freight transportation management company providing comprehensive intermodal, truckload, LTL, air freight, international and related logistics and distribution services.
All events are scheduled to take place at the Best Buy store in Downer's Grove, 1432 Butterfield Road (Northeast corner of Butterfield Road and Downers Road).
Under the terms of the agreement, Acxiom, a leading data management and outsourcing company, will manage the City's processing requirements and provide support services from Acxiom's technology center in Downers Grove.
at the Company's headquarters, One ServiceMaster Way, Downers Grove, Ill.
Opportunities for transfer and to apply for new positions in Downers Grove will be available.
Rockwell Switching Systems Division is headquartered in Downers Grove, IL.
The annual meeting of shareholders will be held on Friday, May 3 at 2:00 pm at the Company's headquarters, One ServiceMaster Way in Downers Grove, Ill.