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comedown

[kuhm-doun] /ˈkʌmˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
an unexpected or humiliating descent from dignity, importance, or wealth.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; noun use of verb phrase come down
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Examples from the web for comedown
  • The rush of the ecstasy experience is followed by a period of low mood known as a comedown.
  • For him, carpentry is not a comedown but a profession that gives him a pride of accomplishment.
  • His comedown is the fate of nearly all financial-markets gurus.
British Dictionary definitions for comedown

comedown

/ˈkʌmˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
a decline in position, status, or prosperity
2.
(informal) a disappointment
3.
(slang) a depressed or unexcited state
verb (intransitive, adverb)
4.
to come to a place regarded as lower
5.
to lose status, wealth, etc (esp in the phrase to come down in the world)
6.
to reach a decision: the report came down in favour of a pay increase
7.
(often foll by to) to be handed down or acquired by tradition or inheritance
8.
(Brit) to leave college or university
9.
(foll by with) to succumb (to illness or disease)
10.
(foll by on) to rebuke or criticize harshly
11.
(foll by to) to amount in essence (to): it comes down to two choices
12.
(slang) to lose the effects of a drug and return to a normal or more normal state
13.
(Austral, informal) (of a river) to flow in flood
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Slang definitions & phrases for comedown

comedown

noun
  1. A reduction of one's status; loss of prestige: Riding the bus was a comedown for her (1840+)
  2. The ending of a drug experience: I cooled it with Quaalude. The comedown wasn't too bad (1950s+ Narcotics)
  3. letdown (1950s+)

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