talk down to

phrasal verb
talked down to; talking down to; talks down to

Definition of talk down to

: to talk to (someone) in an overly simple way which suggests that he or she is not intelligent

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“Talk down to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talk%20down%20to. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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