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Slap down


Denigrate. Devalue someone or something. Prevent the flight of a new idea. ‘Slap’ implies maybe not a physical action but by words or deeds a hitting down on someone or something. (Compare to Turn a deaf ear or Brush off.)

“Before I could explain my new project, the manager slapped it down and told me to forget about it.”

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