pull down an amount of money

pull down

1. To force, drag, or haul someone or something down to the ground or a lower level. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "down." He pulled me down so I wouldn't be spotted by the guards. Would you mind pulling down the blinds? He pulled the box down from off the shelf.
2. To lower someone's spirits, confidence, or enthusiasm. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "down." Sorry for pulling everyone down with that sad story. Try not to look so morose—you're pulling down the mood.
3. To destroy or demolish something or cause it to collapse. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "down." A: "Did you hear that they're finally pulling that old factory down?" B: "About time—that thing was an eyesore!" Can you come over on Saturday and help me pull down the old shed?
4. To lower, reduce, or diminish something from a higher level or degree. That D in French pulled down my entire grade point average. The lead actress's performance pulled down the entire production.
5. To earn a certain amount of money as wages. I don't pull much down each month, but I love being a freelancer. His wife pulls down a great salary, so he's able to stay home with the kids.
See also: down, pull

pull down an amount of money

tv. to earn a stated amount of money. (An amount of money is expressed as a figure or other indication of an actual amount.) She pulls down about $80,000 a year.
See also: amount, down, money, of, pull