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have (someone) down

To invite someone who lives north of one's home to visit. They keep saying that they want to have us down, but I have no interest in traveling all the way from Vermont to Texas just for a weekend.
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have someone down

to have someone for a visit to a place that is on a lower level or in the south. (Fixed order.) Why don't we have Roger down for the weekend? They had us down to their place in Florida.
See also: down, have
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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