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beam down

To be sent to Earth via teleportation, as in stereotypical portrayals of aliens coming to Earth from their spaceship. This humorous phrase usually suggests that one is crazy. Did he just beam down from outer space? There's no way that plan will work!
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At the moment they're putting beams down in the Large Hadron Collider and as the night goes on they'll take the beams through and start circulating them," James Gillies told the Reuters news agency.
A SHAFT of light beams down to earth, Into the wizard's dwelling.
The title of Penn & Teller's new TV series can't be printed in a newspaper (though, oddly enough, it can scroll along on Showtime's ticker-tape display in Times Square, where it proudly beams down to family audiences seeing ``Disney's The Lion King'' nearby or visiting the wax museum across the street).
DANCING QUEEN: J-Lo struts her stuff with extras on her new video filmed in the Californian desert; SWING LO: Her dance routine hots up as the sun beams down and her shoulder strap slips
That's obvious from the front cover, which features, in thumbnail size, 13 internationally recognisable personalities from sport, politics and show business-and Princess Diana, to acknowledge her appearance in 30 lines of text-while Astaire himself beams down from above in full glory.