been/gone down this/that road before

Definition of been/gone down this/that road before

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 of be

  2. : to equal in meaning : have the same connotation as : symbolize

  3. : to have identity with : to constitute the same idea or object as

gone play
  1. : lost, ruined

  2. : dead

  3. : characterized by sinking or dropping

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : 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

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

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

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

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome

road play
  1. : roadstead

  2. : an open way for vehicles, persons, and animals

  3. : roadbed

before play
  1. : in advance : ahead

  2. : at an earlier time

  1. : forward of : in front of

  2. : in the presence of

  3. : under the jurisdiction or consideration of

  1. : earlier than the time that

  2. : sooner or quicker than

  3. : so that … do not


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