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    Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle

    Does "Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle" mean "Pope is not dissatisfied by your carefree lifestyle"?

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    The Pope made headlines this week by encouraging married couples to reproduce lest they get caught in the trap of a marriage that “gets to old age in solitude, with the bitterness of loneliness.” While acknowledging that the kid-free life can seem tempting, what with all the traveling and exploring that “DINKs” (Dual Income, No Kids) can afford—if you are DINKs with those kinds of resources—the Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle. This “culture of well being has convinced us it’s better not to have children. It’s better!”

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    #2

    Re: Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle

    It means the Pope does not approve of your carefree lifestyle.

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    Re: Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does "The Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle" mean "The Pope is not dis satisfied by with your carefree lifestyle"?
    Note that it's usually "the Pope", unless you say something like "Pope Benedict XVI."
    Also, beware of using a double negative in your sentences.

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    Re: Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle

    Looks like that down here means being or moving lower in position or less in some value.

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    Re: Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle

    No. The phrase is "not down with". If in fact he was "down with" it that would mean that it meets his approval.

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    #6

    Re: Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle

    The print is small enough without it getting smaller.

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    Re: Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle

    Got it:

    The free dictionary:
    4. be or get down with . Be close friends with, as in I'mdown with that crowd. [Slang; late 1900s]

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    Re: Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle

    It does not mean "be close friends with" in this context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Pope is not down with your carefree lifestyle

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Got it:

    The free dictionary:
    4. be or get down with . Be close friends with, as in I'm down with that crowd. [Slang; late 1900s]
    I separated two words that were getting too chummy.

    (That's not the relevant definition. My guess is it's number one, but I could be wrong.)

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