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splash down

[for a space capsule] to land in the water. The capsule splashed down very close to the pickup ship.
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splash down

Land in water, as in The spacecraft splashed down within a few hundred yards of the pickup point. The splash in this idiom alludes to the impact of a solid body on water. [c. 1960]
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splash down

v.
To land in water. Used of a spacecraft or missile: The spacecraft splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Splash Down pampers young feet with state-of-the-art foot spas before decorating nails with deco art designs.
One by one they splash down, disappear for a moment and then pop back up to the surface.
Ross McMillan burst through the visitors' line thanks to a bullet Fotuali'i pass and the scrum-half kicked for Tom Collins to splash down.
TWO British pilots planning to break the world altitude record for a manned balloon flight were today at sea level rehearsing recovery procedures after splash down.
The most adventurous kids splash down into the shark cage for a closer look.
The car hurtles up a 170ft slope so fast I'm sure that at the top it will take off and splash down in the Arabian Gulf, then it plunges down so fast I feared my eyeballs were going to pop out of my earholes.
But we'd rather splash down on the Wedge, a watery free-fall that sends riders over the edge of a 50-foot slope set 100 feet above Raging Waters.
Reed and a few other engineers felt there should be a more dignified way to land a spaceship than having to splash down in the ocean.
2 on Jupiter, will journey to St Andrews today and then splash down yesterday.
Norman Schwarzkopf, front center, and ``Jurassic Park'' film star Jeff Goldblum, behind and right, splash down at ride's end.