de haut en bas

adjective or adverb
\də-ō-täⁿ-bä \

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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