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    #1

    down with

    Hi,
    I canít find out what it means.
    I don't take sports seriously although I like that Scottish thing where they throw the poles. I'm down with that.

    Thanks for your help.

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    #2

    Re: down with

    It means something like 'I'm OK with that sport'.


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    #3

    Re: down with

    Tnx, Tdol.
    Could anybody please give another example of this usage?

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    #4

    Re: down with

    It's used to agree with things.

    A: Shall we go for a drink?
    B: I'm down with that.

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    #5

    Re: down with

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's used to agree with things.

    A: Shall we go for a drink?
    B: I'm down with that.
    I've never heard 'down with' used like that - no doubt because of my cloistered life (rarely north of Cambridge ). Tdol is no doubt a miner's son.

    I've met these forms of agreement:

    OK [- who's driving?]
    Fine.
    That's OK/fine by/with me.
    I'm there for that.
    (Very colloquial)
    I'm in (colloquial - usually when there's a question about participation: 'I'm going for a drink. Who's coming?)

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    #6

    Re: down with

    I've only heard it in the opposite sense, for example, 'Down with drugs' (in Italian 'Abbasso la droga'), when you are against something.

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    #7

    Re: down with

    "You got my back, dawg?"
    "Fo shizzle. You know I'm down with you."

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    Re: down with

    Hi,

    'I'm down with that/you' means that you agree with something/someone

    It is similar in usage to 'Ok with that', 'its cool', 'alright'

    e.g.: "1) Let's go to the store. 2) I'm down with that."


    My theory of its origin (because I can't find anywhere what its origin is) is either it is related to putting your cards down whilst playing cards, or maybe to do with 'getting down on the dance floor' (see James Brown)

    In any case, I am quite sure that it is slang more commonly used in the USA.

    Matt

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    #9

    Re: down with

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    "You got my back, dawg?"
    "Fo shizzle. You know I'm down with you."
    ŅQuť?

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    Re: down with

    Hi,

    'I'm down with that/you' means that you agree with something/someone

    It is similar in usage to 'Ok with that', 'its cool', 'alright'

    e.g.: "1) Let's go to the store. 2) I'm down with that."


    My theory of its origin (because I can't find anywhere what its origin is) is either it is related to putting your cards down whilst playing cards, or maybe to do with 'getting down on the dance floor' (see James Brown)

    In any case, I am quite sure that it is slang more commonly used in the USA.

    Matt

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