de haut en bas

adjective or adverb
\ də-ō-täⁿ-ˈbä How to pronounce de haut en bas (audio) \

Definition of de haut en bas

: of superiority : of or with condescension

First Known Use of de haut en bas

1696, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for de haut en bas

French, literally, from top to bottom

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“De haut en bas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/de%20haut%20en%20bas. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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