step down

This page is about the phrasal verb step down.

Meaning: to resign from a job or a position

Synonym: stand down, resign

For example:

  • step down The team's manager was getting too old for the job, and he knew it was time to step down.

  • step down It's time I stepped down and let someone with fresh new ideas take over.

Quick Quiz:

Everyone wanted the company's CEO to step down because he was

a. doing a great job

b. such a nice man

c. making bad decisions

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