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Poor Charlie has been down in the dumps since he learned that he's lost his job.

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I think we've had our fun and now it's time we got down to the idea of earning some money.

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As soon as they heard the news that one of their fellow workers had been given the sack, they all downed tools.

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She always talks down to me as if I'm not worth consideration.

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In contrast to her husband she's a very down-to-earth sort of person who manages to control his wild ideas.

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He's certainly picked himself up since we last saw him when he was clearly down-at-heel.

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I invested all my money in that failed company and now I find my whole investment has gone down the drain.

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You can use special symbols in your emails if you want to show you're down in the mouth.

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Let's put it like this — you made the decision and so it's down to you as to what happens next.

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They've had enough of the bad climate and high taxes here and have gone to live down under.

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