peg (one) down as (something)(redirected from pegged them down as)
peg (one) down as (something)
To believe or consider that one definitely is a certain type of person or thing. I pegged her down as a total bore when she first started working here, but since getting to know her, she's actually pretty interesting. I'm disappointed, Jake—I never pegged you down as a quitter.
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