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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
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We belong to generations of people who made this country and its institutions great, what now do we see, a load of grubby, greedy people dragging us down.
We're quick to blame them for dragging us down. We say that they are prolonging our suffering with their decision to vote for people who won't do any good for the country.
Westminster is dragging us down the path to economic disaster" Ian Blackford, SNP's leader at Westminster.
Kick-back-motivated white elephants, vanity projects and bad ideas, which we are too proud to cut loose, risk dragging us down the Greek-type slope.
Rather than dragging us down, other teams should aspire to achieve the same levels."
To win and push the Mackems deeper into the mire would be a Phyrric victory at best, especially as they will be clinging to our ankles and dragging us down with them.
Utility bills are dragging us down, Cannot afford a night on the town, Are we in the right state of mind, Stress and worry bills of all kind.
"Whatever has happened we had to go out there with a more carefree attitude because things were dragging us down.
"The problem is that the tidal wave of low-wage jobs is dragging us down and the wage problem is not going to go away anytime soon."
Like many parents, I feel too intimidated to give my name and address due to the possible repercussions from those few who are dragging us down and ruining the reputation of this great little school.
"As psychologists we have concerns that the 'science' of behavioural science is dragging us down.
"We have a fantastic stadium, a new manager in David O'Leary, whom we all have faith in, and a healthy balance sheet and all you people are doing is dragging us down."
His negative take on how other people's ``ignorance'' of Christ is dragging us down would suggest he's forgotten the power of the very thing he is charged with keeping alive.
"Why can't they live like us instead of dragging us down to their level?"
But it did help reveal those things dragging us down, and some new ways of doing things emerged that are more in line with our primary objectives.