been/gone down this/that road before

Definition of been/gone down this/that road before

  1. —used to say that someone has done the same kind of thing before or had the same experience before They had been down that road before and knew the kinds of problems it involved.

Word by Word Definitions

been
  1. : past participle ofbe

goneplay
  1. :  lost, ruined

    :  dead

    :  characterized by sinking or dropping

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

    :  to cause to fall by or as if by shooting :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down (see 1down) (as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

    :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down

roadplay
  1. :  roadstead

    :  an open way for vehicles, persons, and animals

    :  one lying outside of an urban district :  highway

beforeplay
  1. :  in advance :  ahead

    :  at an earlier time

  1. :  forward of :  in front of

    :  in the presence of

    :  under the jurisdiction or consideration of

  1. :  earlier than the time that

    :  sooner or quicker than

    :  so that … do not


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