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ask down

To invite another person to one's home. A noun or pronoun 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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References in classic literature ?
Well, you couldn't come to a more charming place than this, Miss Worsley, though the house is excessively damp, quite unpardonably damp, and dear Lady Hunstanton is sometimes a little lax about the people she asks down here.
Should he even run in the Gold Cup?" asks Down. "Let's have a show of hands."
"How good a judge is he?" asks Down. "Well," smiles O'Grady, "Jim's a Kerry man, so he doesn't give a lot away, but I know he's pretty keen on Tusk."