have someone or something down as
have (someone or something) down as (something)
To view or judge someone or something in a particular way. I worry that the other kids have me down as a nerd just because I won all of those academic awards.
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have (or put) someone or something down asjudge someone or something to be a particular type or class of person or thing.
1914 M. A. Von Arnim The Pastor's Wife The other excursionists were all in pairs; they thought Ingeborg was too, and put her down at first as the German gentleman's wife because he did not speak to her.
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