down with

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down with...!

  1. Expressing disapproval of or encouraging actions against a person, organization, practice, belief, etc., typically in a public protest.
    • 1877, Edinburgh Review, Or Critical Journal (volumes 145-146, page 273)
      The fugitives passed by his horse, through the group of the generals, through the foot guards, on the way towards Sedan with the cry, "Everyone for himself! All is lost! All is finished! Down with the Emperor — down with the generals who have betrayed us! On, on!"
    Down with the government!

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down with

  1. (informal) Comfortable with; accepting or approving of; okay with
    • 2017, Iona Morrison, Dance with a Devil, The Wild Rose Press Inc (→ISBN)
      “If I can make your lives easier by staying where I'm supposed to, I'm down with it.”
    • 2014, Harvey Douglas Wall, HAM The Fire Starter, AuthorHouse (→ISBN), page 99
      “They both looked at each other and she smiled and said, “I'm down with it, let's do it.”
    • 2014, Poe Hawkins, The Last Alchemist: And the Love of His Life, Balboa Press (→ISBN), page 204
      “Hey, dude, are you down with this groove?”
    • 2012, O’Shun M Jones, The Commission: A Hip Hop Interpretation of the Mafia, Xlibris Corporation (→ISBN), page 38
      Now are you down with this shit one hundred percent, because this isn't the Carolinas. The game is bigger than those two states.”
    • 2008, H.A. Covington, The Brigade, Xlibris Corporation (→ISBN), page 187
      “Look, are you down with this or not, Kicky? I need to know now.
  2. Suffering from (an illness).
    Everyone's down with the flu, and I'm in the office all by myself.

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