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Come Down a Peg


Humiliated; lowered in dignity, tone, demands, etc.

“Well, he has come down a peg or two, and he donʹt like it.”—Haggard.

A come down. Loss of prestige or position.

“‘Now Iʹm your worship’s washerwoman.ʹ The dignitary coloured, and said that ‘this was rather a come down.ʹ”—Reade.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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