turn thumbs down


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turn thumbs down (on something)

To reject or disapprove of something; to vote not to accept something. The president has made clear that she will turn thumbs down on any tax legislation that does not contain cuts for the lower and middle classes. 27 of the 30 city council members turned thumbs down to the proposal to have Main Street renovated.
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turn thumbs down (on someone or something)

Fig. to reject someone or something; to grow to reject someone or something. The boss turned thumbs down on Tom. They would have to find someone else. The minute I saw it, I turned thumbs down.
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turn thumbs down

see under thumbs up.
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turn thumbs down

verb
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It was these latter factors that caused the two City Council members, Thomas Tait and Bob Zemel, to turn thumbs down in their votes.