put (someone) down as


: to think of (someone) as (a specified kind of person or thing)
Most people put him down as a fanatic.

Examples of put (someone) down as in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The agreement includes the option for a 14-day extension provided another $100,000 is put down as earnest money. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 20 Apr. 2022 Almost 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on the British government to reverse a legal ruling that the 6-year-old animal be put down as soon as Monday. Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2021 Investors try to put down as little as possible in earnest money. Byard Duncan, ProPublica, 17 May 2023 Fannie’s version, called its HomeReady program, allows buyers to put down as little as 3 percent and may result in lower monthly payments compared with its standard mortgages. Ron Lieber, New York Times, 1 Jan. 2023 Whether the pet died unexpectedly, ran away or had to be put down as a result of a lengthy terminal disease, losing a pet is hard for the owner regardless of the circumstances. Good Housekeeping, 1 May 2023 Federal Housing Administration loans, offered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, can allow first-time buyers to put down as little as 3.5% of a home’s purchase price. Kenny Parcell, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2023 However, according to Orlando City communications, there was an error in one of the Lions’ prior matches in which Jansson was not shown a yellow but was put down as being shown one. Austin David, Orlando Sentinel, 17 June 2022 Salvador Ramos’s deed, or that of the killer at a supermarket 10 days earlier in Buffalo, N.Y., is put down as evidence of a sick, gun-mad society. Lance Morrow, WSJ, 25 May 2022

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