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    please include the meaning of:- to let someone down and other related idioms &phrases related to.

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    Re: phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by REDCHERUB View Post
    please include the meaning of:- to let someone down and other related idioms &phrases related to.
    Your question is unclear. Do you want to know what 'let someone down' means, or are you looking for similar expressions?

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    Re: phrases

    REDCHERUB must be looking for expressions which means "let someone down."


    get someone down
    to cause (someone) to become sad or depressed
    ▪ The weather was really getting her down. ▪ Talking about politics always gets me down.


    let someone down
    to make (someone) unhappy or displeased by not being as good as expected
    ▪ The end of the story really let me down. = I felt let down by the end of the story. [=the end of the story was disappointing]
    Do you think that "get someone down" and "let someone down" mean the same thing?

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    Re: phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    REDCHERUB must be looking for expressions which means "let someone down."


    get someone down
    to cause (someone) to become sad or depressed
    ▪ The weather was really getting her down. ▪ Talking about politics always gets me down.


    let someone down
    to make (someone) unhappy or displeased by not being as good as expected
    ▪ The end of the story really let me down. = I felt let down by the end of the story. [=the end of the story was disappointing]
    Do you think that "get someone down" and "let someone down" mean the same thing?
    In my opinion...

    No, they do not mean the same thing. To let someone down there has to be some sort of expectation however small. There is no suggestion of expectation in the other idiom.

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