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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
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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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Dantes, although stunned and almost suffocated, had sufficient presence of mind to hold his breath, and as his right hand (prepared as he was for every chance) held his knife open, he rapidly ripped up the sack, extricated his arm, and then his body; but in spite of all his efforts to free himself from the shot, he felt it dragging him down still lower.
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"He had an incurable disease that was dragging him down, so he's decided of his own free will to leave before he was dragged."
For the question is whether we better meet Christ in the Mass by soaring up to Him, or by dragging Him down into our own pedestrian, workaday world.
John Damon Gizzi was charged with assaulting Leslie Glyn Owens with a wooden table leg, dragging him down two flights of stairs and turfing him out of a cafe owned by his father Johnny.
He knows Foster is dragging him down and he can't bear the thought of the impending death of his beloved friend, Pighead.