deep down (inside)

idiom

used to mean that something is true or real even if it is not said or shown to other people
He knew deep down inside that she was right.
Deep down, I think we all felt the same way.
He might look like a mean old man, but deep down inside he is a very kind person.

Examples of deep down (inside) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The additional ingredients, like organic aloe vera, rosemary leaf extract, penetrate deep down to help relieve tightness and aching. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 But deep down, there is that little red buzzer that messes with him, and conflicts him and hurts him. Hunter Ingram, Variety, 25 Mar. 2024 Even though soil moisture rebounded slightly over the winter, most soils are very dry deep down, Todey said. Journal Sentinel, 1 Mar. 2024 There are some divisive changes to debate, but for me the good outweighs any issues as deep down Rebirth does enhance the tone and mood of the original game. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Yet, deep down, there's an unexpected emptiness, a whisper that there's more to life. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2024 After the water cools off the equipment, it gets pushed deep down below the ground via injection wells. Alex Harris, Miami Herald, 2 Feb. 2024 On third-and-9 from the Chiefs’ 46, Mahomes lobbed a ball deep down the middle to Valdes-Scantling, who caught it flat on his back for a 32-yard gain that iced the game KC kneeled it three times after that to give itself a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champ in two weeks. Jesse Newell, Kansas City Star, 28 Jan. 2024 Mahomes picked apart the Bengals deep down the field in the second half, just like quarterbacks have done all year against the Bengals. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 31 Dec. 2023

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“Deep down (inside).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deep%20down%20%28inside%29. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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