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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 268. The idiom today is down with
someone or something. Okay. We have three meanings here and each meaning I'll give
two examples with. All right. So let's look at the first meaning. If someone ís ... if
someone says down with someone or something, he or she does not like them
and wants them to cease meaning like stop, fail or be removed. Get rid of them.
All right. So let's look at a couple of examples. The first example here says the
protesters yelled " down with GMO foods. " So maybe it was a protest about GMO foods.
All right or number two. During the French Revolution, many people shouted down with
the king and queen. So again remove them. Get rid of them. So down with them. Okay
number two. If someone is down with something , he or she agrees with or
approves of someone or something. So they like it. So it is a very different meaning.
All right. The first example here says I'm not down with doing anything that is
technically illegal. All right. So in this case it means that you don't agree with it.
Because remember, it can mean either agree or or approve and you're using in
the negative. So if you're saying you're not down with it. It means you don't agree
with it. You don't want to do it. So I'm not down with doing anything that is
technically illegal. So you don't want to get involved in that. Or number two. You
could say I'm down with going to KTV. Yes. Sometimes you say that you would like to
do it. You approve of something. You want to do it. I like to sing. So somebody
might say I'm down with it. So you you agree with it. You approve of it.
All right. The third one here means affected by an illness. So we could also
use down with in this sense, So number one here said, she called in sick because she
came down with the flu. All right. Yeah. So if
somebody you know, comes down with something or they are down with an illness. It
basically means that they caught it . They got it. All right.
Or number two here. She came down with malaria after her trip to Africa . Yes.
Okay. Good. So I hope it's clear. I hope you got it.
Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Idioms (268) Down With Someone or Something

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anitawu12 published on August 18, 2019
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