de haut en bas

adjective or adverb \də-ō-täⁿ-bä\

Definition of DE HAUT EN BAS

:  of superiority :  of or with condescension

Origin of DE HAUT EN BAS

French, literally, from top to bottom
First Known Use: 1696


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