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mow down

1. To trim something, usually grass or other such growth. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Our yard is looking so unkempt because I haven't had time to mow down the grass in weeks. You need to mow down those sideburns, bud!
2. To knock someone or something down with great force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Their biggest defenseman mowed down our star center. The neighbor kid drives so fast down the street that I'm worried he's going to mow the kids down.
3. To harm or incapacitate a large group. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." A weapon like that could mow down thousands of enemy soldiers.
4. To overpower someone or something or render them ineffective. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Their potent offense totally mowed down our defense.
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mow the/(one's) lawn

1. Literally, to cut the grass in one's lawn or yard using a mower. I need to go mow the lawn before it starts to rain.
2. slang To comb one's hair. Go mow your lawn before church.
3. slang To smoke marijuana. Just tell your parents you're going to mow the lawn with us—they won't know what you mean.
See also: lawn, mow

mow, blow, and go

Of or relating to a quick, cheap, rudimentary lawn care service in which one cuts the grass, blows the clippings away with a leaf-blower, and then departs. Typically put in quotation marks or hyphenated and used as a modifier before a noun. We are not some mow, blow, and go company—we pride ourselves on detail-oriented, high-quality lawn services. I worked on a mow-blow-and-go crew for the summer. The money wasn't great, but it was all in cash so I didn't have to pay any taxes on it. By the time I took over the company, it had been tarnished with a "mow, blow, and go" reputation thanks to the crummy practices of the previous owner.
See also: and, go
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

mow someone or something down

to cut, knock, or shoot someone or something down. The speeding car almost mowed us down. The car mowed down the pedestrian.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mow down

1. Destroy in great numbers, especially in battle, as in The machine gun mowed them down as they advanced. [Late 1500s]
2. Overwhelm, as in He mowed down the opposition with his arguments. This usage, like the first, alludes to mowing, the cutting of grass with a scythe or other implement.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

mow down

1. To trim back or cut down something that grows from the ground: Unfortunately, you didn't just cut the grass—you mowed down all the potato plants. We mowed the brush down with scythes.
2. To destroy or incapacitate someone or something as if by cutting or driving into the ground: The machine gunners mowed down hundreds of enemy troops within the first ten minutes of fighting. I tried to tackle the runner, but he just mowed me down. The gang drove by with machine guns and mowed the informant down in front of his house.
3. To overwhelm someone or something: The experienced debater mowed down the opposition with persuasive arguments.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

mow, blow, and go

n. the lawn service that quickly mows the grass, blows the pavements clean, and leaves. Now you see them and now you don’t. It’s mow, blow, and go time.
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mow the lawn

and mow one’s lawn
tv. to comb one’s hair. I’ll be with you as soon as I mow the lawn. Don’t you think you better mow your lawn?
See also: lawn, mow

mow one’s lawn

See also: lawn, mow
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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For example, because shorter grass has a less extensive root system than grass that is mowed to a taller height, it requires more frequent fertilization and irrigation (Figure 11-5).
There have been springs when I have been so busy that I didn't get the grass mowed when I should have, and I had to raise the mower deck as high as it would go, then mow the grass again a couple days later so I did not break the one-third rule.
Total root length of both cultivars mowed at 3 mm or 4 mm increased in spring and reached the maximum level during the summer months in both 1997 and 1998.
Drivers watch the pattern of a mowed area to help understand the safety of an area.
Although turf maintained at all three mowing heights had low RB in September, RB from September to October increased 70% in turf mowed to a height of 4.0 or 4.8 mm, while September to October RB increases in turf mowed to 3.2 mm were 55%.
For example, a transition would required between: 1) the designated strip mowing width and the greater width required around a sign; 2) an area that is mowed full width and non-mow area; 3) the designated strip mowing width and the extra width required to maintain sight distances at a curve, driveway, or intersection.
The mowing height response reported by Vaiciunas and Clarke (2000) was in perennial ryegrass mowed higher (8.9 cm) than might be found on most golf courses.
Small, self-propelled, sickle bar type mowers are useful for maintaining comparatively inaccessible and rough areas that are mowed infrequently.
The data for bahiagrass seedhead counts, heights, and vegetative canopy heights for the block receiving no AC application reflected the timing of the most recent mowing event in relation to rating date, i.e., plots that were mowed most recently almost always had fewer seedheads, lower seedhead heights, and vegetative canopy heights.
Seventy-five percent of the 1100 acres within the airport perimeter is mowed. Since 1989, Mitchell and his crews have experimented with herbicide applications on several plots within the perimeter.
The roadside is needed to support the "total roadway." The major goals of Michigan's proposed roadside vegetation management program are to maintain turf height in mowed areas to a maximum of 12 in.