drag down

drag down
1) PHRASAL VERB To drag someone down means to reduce them to an inferior social status or to lower standards of behaviour.

[V n P (not pron)] She dragged him down with her...

[be V-ed P by n] There were fears he would be dragged down by the scandal.

2) PHRASAL VERB Something that drags you down makes you feel weak or depressed.

[V n P] I have had really bad bouts of flu that have really dragged me down.


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