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    Go Down

    I have a question about the usage of "go down" in this dictionary:

    It all goes down (= she writes it all) in her notebook.
    I was thinking this sense of "go down" should be used with "in history", not "in her notebook". Do native speakers think that the example sentence is weird?

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    Re: Go Down

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    As the dictionary says, "go down" can mean recorded, written or remembered in something.

    In the given example, "goes down" means to be written or recorded in the notebook.
    "It's all recorded in her notebook."

    In the case of history, "goes down" has a very similar meaning, although it's often simply being remembered rather than written down.
    "The day we moved to the city will go down as a turning point in our family's history."


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