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splash down

Verb phrases
1.
to land in a body of water in a returning spacecraft.
2.
(of a spacecraft) to land in a body of water.
Origin of splash down
1955-1960
1955-60, Americanism
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  • One by one, or in dozens and scores, the infinite detachments re-unite to splash down upon that glassy surface.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • The scores of streams which splash down from the snows are fringed with ferns and blossoms.

    The Spell of the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • Give me three lumps of sugar in my coffee, and don't let them splash down.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • He had almost reached the Smiling Pool when great big drops of rain began to splash down.

    The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad Thornton W. Burgess
Idioms and Phrases with splash down

splash down

Land in water, as in The spacecraft splashed down within a few hundred yards of the pickup point. The splash in this idiom alludes to the impact of a solid body on water. [ c. 1960 ]
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