lift down

(redirected from lifting down)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

lift down

To pick someone or something up from a higher place or position and set them or it down at a lower place or position. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lift" and "down." Would you mind lifting down those boxes for me off the shelf? Don't move off that branch, sweetie, let me lift you down!
See also: down, lift

lift someone or something down (from something)

to move someone or something down (from something or some place) by lifting and carrying. Would you please lift Jimmy down from the top bunk? Frank lifted down the heavy box.
See also: down, lift
References in periodicals archive ?
Experts have put some signs that confidence is lifting down to indications that the housing market is turning a corner and the employment situation is improving.
Now this footage shows how the cleaner callously betrayed the trust of former Blaydon and Wasp player George by lifting down the cash tin and helping herself in the bedroom of his Winlaton sheltered accommodation.
But it has been discovered the ornate angel, which guards the timepiece, may now need lifting down by crane.
This stopped after it was realised the clock's guardian angel may need lifting down by crane to be properly repaired.