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    bring (take) somebody down a peg

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    After I went to South Melbourne, the boys thought I put on all sorts of superior airs. To take me down a peg they began to call me Jemina. (Prichard’s “Child of the Hurricane”)

    bring (take) somebody down a peg = knock the stuffing out of someone = take the starch out of someone = to show that someone or something is not as good as people think = to make someone feel less confident or physically weaker = to make someone less arrogant or stiff

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: bring (take) somebody down a peg

    They all work.

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