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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 ?
To-morrow, or some other day, a ptomaine bug, or some other of a thousand bugs, might jump out upon him and drag him down. There was Doctor Bascom, Lee Bascom who had stood beside him a week ago and talked and argued, a picture of magnificent youth, and strength, and health.
Presently a man, great and tall, sprang from the last of the huts, where he had hidden himself, and the wolves outside rushed on him to drag him down. But Umslopogaas beat them back, for he had seen the face of the man: it was that captain whom Chaka had sent out to kill him.
"You feel sure that you saw Lady Arabella seize the negro round the neck, and drag him down with her into the hole?"
JOHN Connaughton refused to let testicular cancer drag him down and is now full of hope and excitement.
LEWIS Hamilton is refusing to let the furore surrounding Mercedes' fight with the FIA drag him down.
Just to clarify, Jay tells radio show Hot 97: "I would never drag him down the street.
They tried to drag him down an alleyway and demanded his mobile phone.
energy policy will continue to drag him down. A majority of Americans (54 percent) still disapprove of his handling of economic policy, according to a Washington Post/ABC poll in May.
It may be that the neighboring Laura Owens paintings drag him down with their spacey gimmicks; as representatives of the LA apotheosis, they have the unfortunate effect of making you say, so what?
Then drag him down to Topman for designer togs at high street prices.