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grade down

To give someone a low grade or score on something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "grade" and "down." I'll grade down anyone who hands in a sloppy book report. I hope the teacher grades Joey down for talking during my presentation.
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grade someone down (on something)

to give someone a low ranking, rating, or score on some performance. I had to grade you down on your essay because of your spelling. Please don't grade me down for a minor mistake.
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grade down

v.
To give someone a lower rank or score, usually with respect to something evaluated: The teacher graded me down on my English test because of my terrible penmanship. The driving instructor graded down our group because we weren't listening.
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It's more cost-effective to get select and better grades, because the next grade down has a lot of sap and knots," she said.
The school wanted to push the children one grade down.
We have been telling people to grade down to greener cars but it's much more difficult with aeroplanes.
Row upon row look great in a simple grid fashion but to add an extra artistic dimension you could grade down from dark to pale.
Whether the mixed paper is a soft mix or hard mix, there doesn't seem to be much that is slowing the grade down.
Sainsbury own label suppliers in a variety of categories have reported the multiple has asked them to grade down quality to match Asda and Tesco on price.
His education reform vote favoring high-stakes testing brought his grade down to a B.
Dodds failed to make the grade down there as a youngster but McLaughlin knew back then that the current Scotland star was destined for greatness.
These are just a sample of the possible questions parents will face next week when every child from the fourth grade down brings home a 24-question survey polling parents about the types of special programs that might attract them to a ``choice'' school.
75 oz/t, falling to 283,000 oz in 1991, 211,000 oz in 1992 and 215,000 oz last year, with the average head grade down to around 0.
Drill hole CP-05-37 showed a steady increase in copper grade down hole, with the last 75m assaying over 0.
Remember, half their team are made up of players who can't quite make the grade down here.
The latest SWS survey, conducted from March 25 to 28, showed that public net satisfaction rating of the government's war on drugs declined to +66 in the first quarter of 2017, an 11-point decline and one grade down from the 'excellent' +77 that the campaign received in December last year.
But the former Hamilton kid knows he can't shy away from the battle of making the grade down south.
Things didn't pan out and this is a grade down from what he's been running in.