far down

idiom

: at a low or unimportant position in a list or series
Supporting public education seems to be far down on the government's agenda.
Cleaning house ranks pretty far down on my list.

Examples of far down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A lot of Americans, in other words, placed themselves pretty far down the ladder compared to people in Finland. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2024 Light waves, radio waves, X rays—none of these ways of reading the universe let scientists see as far down toward the horizon of a black hole. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 30 Mar. 2024 When humans venture that far down, we’re often encased in a thick layer of titanium, lest our lungs and ear cavities collapse. Ross Andersen, The Atlantic, 24 Feb. 2024 Everything else was far down the list in terms of preference: exclusive access to events, personalization of product recommendations or communication channels, exclusive ways to earn more points like sweepstakes or challenges, or community support or access. Nikki Baird, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 From South Carolina’s viewpoint, slavery was very far down the list. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 16 Jan. 2024 Unlike tropical coral reefs, where photosynthesis is important for growth, coral this far down must filter food particles out of the water for energy. Christina Larson, Fortune, 19 Jan. 2024 While the first three nations on that list are not particularly far down the road of EV battery making, the same isn't true for China, which dominates the field, particularly in terms of processing the critical minerals used in lithium-ion batteries. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 2 Jan. 2024 In a world where preventing stillbirths is typically far down the list of health care priorities, Australia — where Keneally was elected as a senator — has emerged as a global leader in the effort to lower the number of babies that die before taking their first breaths. Duaa Eldeib, ProPublica, 10 Jan. 2024

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“Far down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20down. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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