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Down with

someone or something! Do away with someone or something!; I am opposed to someone or something! Down with higher taxes! Down with corporate tax breaks! Down with tyrants!
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down with

1. Ill with, as in He's down with the flu. The down here alludes to being felled by illness. Also see come down with.
2. Depose, do away with, as in Down with the king! This imperative dates from the early 1500s.
3. Lower or put something down, as in Down with the mainsail. [Mid-1600s]
4. be or get down with . Be close friends with, as in I'm down with that crowd. [Slang; late 1900s]
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down with somebody/something!

shouted as a protest against somebody/something: Down with the dictator!
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down with something

1. mod. comfortable with something; comfortable. (Usually with get.) Let’s get down with some good music.
2. mod. ill with something; sick in bed with something. I was down with the flu for two weeks.
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I didn't like it when managers and players blasted decisions in a press conference after a game without actually seeing the incident or before they've sat down with somebody sensible and spoke about it.
Arnold added: "I will be interested to see what the proposals are because they haven't been discussed with us, and I would like to sit down with somebody and talk about how it might work.
It becomes more personal when you take the time to sit down with somebody new and, over the course of their career, work with them to develop and become better.
I'd love to settle down with somebody I meet through the BBW site because he's unlikely to ever put me under pressure to lose weight.
I don't think it's made women think that they don't want to settle down with somebody and have kids, but it's given us so many more options,'' Akass says from England, where she lives with her husband and two children and lectures about film at London Metropolitan University.
At this stage of my life I don't know if I will ever settle down with somebody.
We are sitting down with somebody who's interested, so we are working hard to make a sale happen, it needs to," said Gray.
If you are both actors, it's so difficult to settle down with somebody and have a serious relationship because you are ripped apart all the time.
But Sampras said: "I'm not one who is going to going to sit down with somebody and give him my advice.
It was good to sit down with somebody I highly respect.
My job means I travel and I do love the gypsy life, but that's not necessarily conducive with being a home body, and if you want to settle down with somebody and have a family.