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    Smile He/She goes down for the count

    Please, teachers

    what does that mean?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: He/She goes down for the count

    Hi marciobarbalho

    Please see the attached link:
    down for the count: Information from Answers.com
    Defeated, finished, doomed, as in I doubt if he'll ever leave the hospital; his illness really has him down for the count. This expression alludes to the losing boxer, unable to get to his feet before the umpire has counted to ten (the count). [1920s]

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    NT

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