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    #1

    take somebody down

    Hi

    Could this phrase mean "to kill somebody"?

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    #2

    Re: take somebody down

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Could this phrase mean "to kill somebody"?
    NOT A TEACHER.

    Yes, it could. To take someone down is to eliminate him or her.

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    Re: take somebody down

    It can also mean to remove someone from a prominent position ("These secret memos I found will take the Senator down!") or get them terminated from a job ("I am taking you down - when the boss sees this surveillance tape, you will be history!")

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    Re: take somebody down

    I associate "take down" with snipers for some reason. I think it doesn't mean just "kill". It has a narrower meaning to me. Do you agree?

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