Talk:keep it down

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keep it down

This is keep down with it. If we had a phrasebook,.... DCDuring TALK 00:28, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

I've never heard this phrase with anything except 'it'... it seems part of the phrase to me. KeepCodeCat 00:30, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
I guess that's how it works. One hears something in a common collocation and assumes the common collocation is the idiom. Many of our phrasal verbs have as a common collocation the verb + "it" + the particle. Perhaps those forms should all be redirects to the corresponding phrasal verbs. This should redirect to keep down. DCDuring TALK 00:47, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Redirect. My initial reaction was the same as CodeCat's, but actually the well-attested "keep your voice down" also sounds normal to me. —RuakhTALK 00:53, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Not to mention "keep the noise down". — Pingkudimmi 08:59, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
It is interesting that contributors find so many of these "it" entries to be entry-worthy. Urban Dictionary has relatively high-quality entry for this particular expression. It is as if "it" is a grammatical term to convert normally transitive verbs to intransitive. There are many idioms in Category:English terms with placeholder "it" that have this form. Perhaps they have formed a pattern that has a life of its own. I think this means that we should create many redirects for similar "it"-forms for phrasal verbs and make sure that we have usage examples that include the imperative expression at the appropriate sense. Also, they might belong at some wiki that had or was a coherent phrasebook. DCDuring TALK 10:15, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Delete (or redirect), same reasons. --Mglovesfun (talk) 10:26, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
I hadn't thought of 'keep the noise down', so I'm changing my vote to redirect. —CodeCat 10:52, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Looks like some of the other senses of keep down would work in the right contexts. Redirect or delete. DAVilla 05:49, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

redirected -- Liliana 07:32, 20 October 2011 (UTC)