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    take the big game down

    I would like to know what the expression "take the big game down" mean. I searched it in this site but I could not find. I've listened this expression at song "Elephant gun" by Beirute.

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    Re: take the big game down

    Need more of the lyrics/context.

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    Re: take the big game down

    Quote Originally Posted by Patpira View Post
    I would like to know what the expression "take the big game down" mean. I searched it in this site but I could not find. I've listened this expression at song "Elephant gun" by Beirute.
    It would seem to mean "shoot the big game" - elephants, hippos, rhinos.
    In the sport of hunting, 'game' is what you shoot and kill; "big game" is big things that you shoot and kill; "bringing/taking them down" means making them fall over dead.

    There are less lethal uses of "take them down", but in a story titled "Elephant gun", they're probably not relevant.

    (Of, course, it could also be metaphorical in the song)

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