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go down a treat British English

Meaning: If something goes down a treat, it's a great success and everyone enjoys it.

For example:

  • The speech Lenny made at his daughter's wedding went down a treat. Everyone thought it was very funny but also very moving.

  • Geraldine made some pancakes for breakfast and they went down a treat. They were really delicious.

Variety: This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

The band came back on stage and played one last song and it went down a treat. Everybody
  1. booed and hissed
  2. clapped and cheered
  3. yawned and nodded off

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