run down

This page is about the slang term run down.

Meaning: (as in to run somebody/something down) to criticize unfairly or cruelly

For example:

  • His staff don't like him because he's always running them down.

  • I wish Jane would stop running herself down. I tell her she's a really good person, but she won't believe me.

Quick Quiz:

Kerry felt that her mother was always running her down. It seemed that her mother thought that Kerry couldn't do anything

a. right

b. wrong

c. badly

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Contributor: Matt Errey