– Prepositional Phrases – Down –
An Alphabetical list of English Prepositional Phrases using the word “Down” – If you do not see the Phrase that you are looking for, please let me know in the comments below and I will be happy to add it for you at my earliest convenience.
(to) Buckle Down – This is a phrasal verb which is used to mean: To focus attentively on a project and to work with no distractions… “They will really need to *buckle down* and work hard if they expect to finsh the project on time.” – (See Also: “Drill Down“)
Down-Time – This is an idiomatic phrasal noun which is used to mean: leisure time, rest time, the time that you do not have to work… “If you have an injury or an illness, it is important that you get plenty of *down-time* so that you are able to recover fully.
(to) Drill Down – This is a phrasal verb which is used to mean: To focus attentively on a project and to work with no distractions… “They will really need to *drill down* and work hard if they expect to finsh the project on time.” – (See Also: “Buckle Down“)
- (to be) Let Down – This is an Idiomatic and Prepositional Phrasal Adjective, which can also be used as a separable Phrasal-Verb which is used to mean the same thing as being disappointed. This probably comes from the fact that we consider feeling good to be a “high” feeling and when one is disappointed, they feel “low” so they are “down” from the previous good feelings and this is done because of the actions (or in-actions) of another or others…
“I was incredibly let down by my family who never even told me that they were selling my grandmothers house which had all of my belongings stored in it. It’s always a terrible disappointment to find out that people you love, clearly don’t care about you.”
- (to be) Run Down – This is an Idiomatic and Prepositional Adjectival Phrase which means that something is in really bad condition due to a neglect of maintenance and is now in serious need of repair…
“Due to the horrible economy and the incredibly selfish decisions of the politicians, nearly all of Detroit is completely run down and looks like a war-zone.”
Went Down – This is a phrase (usually used when talking about websites or the servers that they are hosted on) that is used to explain that something has gone wrong and it (the server, website, etc.) has stopped working temporarily… “Our website *went down* for three hours last night.”
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