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duck down

To crouch in an attempt to hide or protect oneself. Duck down, they're setting off toy rockets out here!
See also: down, duck
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

duck down

to stoop down quickly, as if to avoid being hit. He ducked down when he heard the gunshot. Duck down and get out of the way.
See also: down, duck
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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