turn thumbs down (on something)

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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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Less than two months after a Fairfax circuit judge considered whether "legal fiction" plea deals were acceptable under the law, a Norfolk federal judge turned thumbs down on a plea agreement because the recited facts did not support the crime charged.
They constituted the 54 percent of district voters who turned thumbs down on the measure.
Residents had earlier turned thumbs down on a request to build a much larger police station at a proposed price tag of $2.6 million.
Panelists turned thumbs down on snacks with rougher, porous textures and wheat flavour and aroma.
But in Vermont, regulators have turned thumbs down on proposal, raising questions over what the company's next step is.
The market, of course, turned thumbs down. A pistol designed to hold 16 to 18 shots, now semi-neutered down to 11 rounds, was considered an insult to a free people.
* Since festival directors supposedly get to see every good (and bad) movie made anywhere in the world, how come every festival last year turned thumbs down on "The Lives of Others"?
Even though French and Dutch voters emphatically turned thumbs down on ratification of the recently written EU Constitution, conservative EU Parliament member Daniel Hannan told his British constituents, "You may have got the impression that the European Constitution was dead--that the French felled it and the Dutch had pounded a stake into its heart.
In August, 20th Century Fox, which usually distributes Mel Gibson's films, turned thumbs down on The Passion, suggesting it should only be shown in small-niche theatres.
In the end, only Denmark and Madagascar turned thumbs down, and the agreement went forward.
A Los Angeles Times exit poll found that whites (70-30 percent), Latinos (77-23 percent) and Asian-Americans (66-34 percent) also turned thumbs down on California's Prop.
The 60,000 dietitian members of the American Dietetics Association have pretty much all turned thumbs down on it.
But the trade has turned thumbs down on little eggs.
What if the local religious authority had turned thumbs down? Would the show have simply been cancelled?
ORO Y PLATA, "gold and silver" is on the state flag of Montana, "The Treasure State." But Montana voters last November turned thumbs down on cyanide-process open-pit mining in the state, and the 1999 state legislature declined to call another popular ballot vote on the issue.