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drop down

1. To fall down. I hardly remember the end of the marathon because I dropped down as soon as I crossed the finish line.
2. To fall from a higher point. The garland dropped down and landed on the lower branches of the Christmas tree.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

drop someone or something down

 
1. to let someone or something fall. He dropped his pants down, revealing the swimming trunks beneath. The rescuer dropped down the baby and the doctor caught it. Sam went to the well and dropped a rock down.
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drop down

 
1. . [for someone] to fall down or stoop down. Suddenly, Ted dropped down, trying not to be seen by someone in a passing car. I dropped down as soon as I heard the loud sounds.
2. [for something] to fall from above. The tiles on the ceiling dropped down, one by one, over the years. The raindrops dropped down and gave the thirsty plants a drink.
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drop down

(on someone or something) to fall on someone or something. The leaves dropped down on the newly mowed lawn. The wind blew a mighty gust and a thousand leaves dropped down.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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