thumbs down

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Etymology[edit]

See thumbs up.

Noun[edit]

thumbs down (plural thumbs downs or thumbs down)

  1. A gesture signifying disapproval; a thumb pointing down out of a fist.
    He shook his head and gave a thumbs down.
  2. A rejection or refusal.
    We requested permission but got a thumbs-down.

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