have a down on

be (or have a) down on informal feel hostile towards.
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  • have a down on — (informal) DISAPPROVE OF, be against, feel antagonism to, be hostile to, feel ill will towards; informal have it in for, be down on. → down * * * have a down on british informal phrase to dislike or not approve of someone or something Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Have a down on — hold a grudge against …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • have a down on — Australian Slang hold a grudge against …   English dialects glossary

  • have a down on — British informal to dislike or not approve of someone or something …   English dictionary

  • have something down to a science — have (something) down to a science to be able to manage all the details of doing something very well. We have traffic management at the new stadium down to a science. Related vocabulary: have something down pat …   New idioms dictionary

  • have (someone) down on (you) like a ton of bricks — informal be/come down on (someone) like a ton of bricks to punish someone very quickly and severely. If she starts drinking again she ll have the family down on her like a ton of bricks …   New idioms dictionary

  • have something down pat — have (something) down pat to learn something so well that you do not have to think about how to do or say it. Bud had his answers down pat, but he knew there could be some questions on the test that he hadn t thought of …   New idioms dictionary

  • have something down to a fine art — have (something) down to a fine art British, American & Australian, British & Australian to be able to do something very well, usually because you have been doing it for a long time. He s got sandwich making down to a fine art …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a down on somebody — have a ˈdown on sb/sth idiom (BrE, informal) to have a bad opinion of a person or thing Main entry: ↑downidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a down on something — have a ˈdown on sb/sth idiom (BrE, informal) to have a bad opinion of a person or thing Main entry: ↑downidiom …   Useful english dictionary


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