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drag down

1. To physically move something from a higher location to a lower one. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drag" and "down." Every day, the kids drag lots of toys down from their bedrooms, and every night, they whine about having to take them back upstairs.
2. To cause a decrease in the standard or quality of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drag" and "down." It seems that all the construction in this part of town is dragging down our real estate prices.
3. slang To cause one to feel sad or demoralized. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drag" and "down." Honestly, having to listen to you two fight all the time is really dragging me down.
See also: down, drag

drag down

v.
1. To pull something or someone from a higher to a lower position: She dragged down the boxes from the attic. Help me drag the camping gear down the hill.
2. To lower the quality, character, or value of something or someone: His disruptions are dragging down the performance of the other students. Recent events have dragged prices down.
3. Slang To exhaust, discourage, or depress someone: All this work is really dragging me down. The lowered salaries have dragged down morale.
See also: down, drag
References in classic literature ?
I do not know how I found the strength to do it at all, and I am afraid it was roughly done, but I managed to drag her down the bank and a little way under the arch.
In fact, the whole ensemble was a giggle - even Gillian McKeith in a kind of 'drag her down to the river and hold her head under the water'- kind of way.
The 31-year-old, who was named the "sexiest sportscaster" in 2008 and 2009 by Playboy magazine, said on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that she would not let a Peeping Tom drag her down.
A TEENAGER told a jury how she bit a man''s hand after he tried to drag her down an Elland lane in the early hours of the morning.
He'll just drag her down to the gutter with his disgusting habits.
"If I could find Mary Harney I'd drag her down here and ask her if she really thinks this is a proper health service."