down south


: in or to the southern part of a country or region
She spent a few years down south.
We'll be heading down south for the winter.

Examples of down south in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was talk of moving from the spa to an interim space, such as a high-rise in Jerusalem or a rural community somewhere down south. William Booth, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2023 The career change prompted them to move down south to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but before doing so, Madisyn reflected on their time in the City of Angels. Jacklyn Krol, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2023 Roman was still in Kyiv on March 12 when another soldier called from down south. Megan Specia, New York Times, 29 Oct. 2023 Like a trip that this same Beta aircraft took last year out to Arkansas, this journey down south was a chance for regular people to see a neat new plane. Rob Verger, Popular Science, 26 Oct. 2023 Still not known if kidnapped to Gaza or killed at the party down south. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 9 Oct. 2023 Plenty of crossover Southern Utah’s former offensive coordinator Blair Peterson was an analyst at BYU for three seasons before heading down south. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Sep. 2023 Cordero says that the southern hemisphere is also about 7 percent closer to the sun during its summer—with Earth’s closest-to-the-Sun orbital point arriving in January, a summer month in down south—and also contains less ozone molecules than the northern hemisphere. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 25 July 2023 Week 1 of the college football season gets stated early down south when the UTEP Miners face the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Saturday, August 26 at 2:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. CDT) with a live broadcast on CBS Sports Network, or streaming online. oregonlive, 26 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Down south.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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