go down (4)

Meaning: to be remembered or recorded in some way

For example:

  • Helen said she thinks President George will go down in history as one of the worst presidents we've ever had.

  • The Beatles will go down in the record books as the best-selling group of the sixties.

Quick Quiz:

If a person goes down in history, it means the person

a. has failed a history exam

b. will be remembered by future generations

c. will be forgotten by future generations

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