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Down on Him (To be)

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I was down on him in a minute. I pounced on him directly; I detected his trick immediately. Also to treat harshly. The allusion is to birds of prey.

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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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Dover (A)
Dover
Dovers (Stock Exchange term)
Dovercot or Dovercourt
Dovetail
Dowgate Ward (London)
Dowlas (Mr.)
Dowling (Captain)
Down
Down in the Dumps
Down on Him (To be)
Down on his Luck
Down to the Ground
Down - hearted
Down Town
Down-trod
Downfall (A)
Downing Professor
Downing Street (London)
Downpour (A)
Downright