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pour down

1. To cause a liquid or loose substance to flow downward and into something that carries it away, such as a drain. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "pour" and "down." It's a shame to pour such nice wine down the drain, but I can't drink anymore, or I'll get a horrible headache. He poured the soapy water down the gutter after he finished washing his car.
2. To rain or fall down in a shower (on someone or something). After nearly two weeks of drought, it was such a relief for the rain to come pouring down again. Green slime poured down on the contestant after she answered the question incorrectly.
3. To cause some liquid or loose substance to fall down in a shower on someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pour" and "down." The castle defenders poured boiling oil down on the attackers below the ramparts. Someone poured sand down on us from that bridge up there.
4. To be gifted to someone in great abundance; to grace someone with a lot of something. Praise for the director's debut film poured down on her debut film from critics across the globe. We must always be thankful for the good fortune that has poured down on us since we first built this farm two years ago.
5. To grace or gift something to someone in great abundance. The bosses always pour compliments down on Janet, even though she does half as much work as the rest of us. I truly believe God pours his blessings down on those who cherish His words in their hearts.
See also: down, pour

pour down

 (on someone or something)
1. Lit. [for water, as with rain] to shower down on someone. The rain poured down on us, soaking us to the bone.
2. Fig. [for blessings, criticism, praise, kudos, etc.] to flow down on someone or something. Criticism poured down on the mayor until he resigned. Blessings poured down on the early settlers in the form of good harvests and plentiful game.
See also: down, pour
References in classic literature ?
After a minute, though already frantic with drinking and with the wound in his head, he crawled to a stream of burning spirit which was pouring down the kennel, and began to drink at it as if it were a brook of water.
A PENSIONER was left with blood pouring down his face and a black eye after being struck by a coil spring which he said flew off a passing vehicle.
THIS week started with the skies pouring down on us.
An invitation we received as the hot summer months were now leaving and rains came pouring down said 'Let's end this summer with a bang!'
'Around 2:00 p.m, it rained heavily, then suddenly we saw pellets of ice pouring down,' said Pojas, who uploaded a video on Facebook.
I could see the blood pouring down my arm but was determined we had to keep on the scent and catch him.
Summary: School campus in Al Quoz witnesses hailstones pouring down
When the 16-year-old was taken to Upton Veterinary Surgery and washed, fleas were pouring down the drain.
Water was still pouring down the street and through at least one house yesterday and 20 homes are thought to have been flooded.
Next time the rain is pouring down, I'll remind myself of that lovely sound, The birds singing happily in the rain, And my spirit will lift and be happy again.
"When it's pouring down with rain and you're shooting outside and you're stuck in some grey, dirty shack waiting for the sun to come out what can you do but make up a song - 'We're making a movie, isn't it groovy, welcome to my house...' that was one of them," she added.
From a Frisbee to play outdoors with to Fun Putty for when it is pouring down. And of course everything is pounds 1.
Thank you to all the residents during the three days who came out to offer us drinks with the sun pouring down on us; it was a show of proper Liverpool spirit which makes me so proud of Liverpool.
And with sweat still pouring down his face he scrolled through his phone and saw a message of congratulations from the England man.
It might be pouring down. There's probably something good on the telly.