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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