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Phrasal Verbs

live down

This page is about the phrasal verb live down

Meaning

to have people forget about something embarrassing or silly that you've done

For example

  • live down sth I'll never live down the fact that I forgot to thank my wife when I was accepting my Academy Award.

  • live sth down People still laugh about the time the House Speaker fell asleep during the Prime Minister's speech. He'll never live that down!

Note:
This is usually used in a negative form, such as "He'll never live this down."

Quick Quiz

Larry will never live down the fact that he once came to work

a. on time

b. by car

c. drunk

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