take/knock/bring someone down a peg

Definition of take/knock/bring someone down a peg

  1. :  to make (someone) feel less important or proud He was taken down a peg when an even better player joined the team.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

knockplay
  1. :  to strike something with a sharp blow

    :  to collide with something

    :  bustle

  1. :  a sharp blow :  rap, hit

    :  a severe misfortune or hardship

    :  setback, reversal

bringplay
  1. :  to convey, lead, carry, or cause to come along with one toward the place from which the action is being regarded

    :  to cause to be, act, or move in a special way: such as

    :  attract

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  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

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

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down (see 1down) (as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

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

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down

  1. :  a small usually cylindrical pointed or tapered piece (as of wood) used to pin down or fasten things or to fit into or close holes :  pin, plug

    :  clothespin

    :  a predetermined level at which something (as a price) is fixed

  1. :  to put a peg into

    :  to pin (laundry) on a clothesline

    :  to attach or fix as if with a peg: such as

  1. :  wide at the top and narrow at the bottom


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