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    Smile power down my breakfast

    Hello. I'm wondering what this sentence below means.

    "I powerded down my breakfast so fast that I think I actually drank half my fried eggs."

    I think the speaker hurried to eat his breakfast. But what does "power down breakfast" mean exactly?

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    Re: power down my breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Hello. I'm wondering what this sentence below means.

    "I powerded down my breakfast so fast that I think I actually drank half my fried eggs."

    I think the speaker hurried to eat his breakfast. But what does "power down breakfast" mean exactly?
    I have never heard of it. It looks like it might be some kind of Americanism.

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    Re: power down my breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Hello. I'm wondering what this sentence below means.

    "I powerded down my breakfast so fast that I think I actually drank half my fried eggs."

    I think the speaker hurried to eat his breakfast. But what does "power down breakfast" mean exactly?
    I think your supposition is right, though - like bhaisahab - I haven't met it. 'Power' is sometimes used to reinforce a verb: 'power-walking' is not running, but not ambling - it's walking vigorously; 'power dressing' is dressing in a way that suggests you are influential. But this use of 'power' on its own in a phrasal verb isn't quite like that. (Another - Am English - use of 'power down' means 'switch off'. Its common usage in computer manuals means that it's finding its way into Br English too.)

    b

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