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ask down

To invite another person to one's home. A noun can be used between "ask" and "down." I've been asked down to the MacLeods' farm this weekend. Haven't I asked you down to our new house before?
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ask someone down

to invite someone to come to one's home [for a visit]. (Usually said when someone must go to a lower level, travel south, down a hill, or into the country for the visit.) Sam asked us down for Friday evening. Shall we go? We asked down some old friends for the evening.
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Seller will share actual sales & expense reports with serious buyers who have the asking down payment available.
I know it is now not appropriate to chant one of the oldest shanties "As I was asking down Paradise Street, Yo ho blow the man down" because the street no longer exists.