down the hatch

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of down the hatch

informal
Note: If something goes down the hatch, you swallow it.

Word by Word Definitions

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : 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

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome

hatch play
  1. : a small door or opening (as in an airplane or spaceship)

  2. : an opening in the deck of a ship or in the floor or roof of a building

  3. : the covering for such an opening

  1. : to produce young by incubation

  2. : to emerge from an egg, chrysalis, or pupa

  3. : to give forth young or imagoes

  1. : an act or instance of hatching

  2. : a brood of hatched young

  1. : to inlay with narrow bands of distinguishable material

  2. : to mark (something, such as a drawing or engraving) with fine closely spaced lines

  1. : line


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