lead down to (something or some place)

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lead down to (something or some place)

1. Of a path or route, to continue down to or end up at some lower point or level. This trail leads down to the lake, while the other one leads up to the peak. That's the highway leading down to Florida—we want the one going to Atlanta.
2. To guide or direct someone or an animal down to some lower point or level. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lead" and "down." I've got to lead the herd down to new feeding grounds tomorrow. Firefighters entered the burning building and began leading people down to a safe place outside.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lead someone down to something

to guide someone downward to something. She led us down to a little room in the cellar, where the old trunk had been kept for all these years. Would you please lead me down to the wine cellar?
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lead down to something

[for a pathway or other trail] to run downward to something. The trail led down to a spring at the bottom of the hill. These stairs lead down to the furnace room.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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One day, palm branch in hand, and his crowd of adoring devotees behind him, he led us down to his hidden work-shop and took us into the secret of his plans.
"One of them put a gun to my head, led us down to the bottom and locked us up."
Zip-lip, two of my squadron mates joined up, and I merrily led us down to the s*%#-hot break.
"The thermobaric has led us down to what we believe will be a very productive path of research, in that formerly we thought of high explosives inside a warhead with guidance package," he said.