take down a notch peg


take down a notch peg
make someone less proud or sure of himself

He was taken down a notch by his boss because he was beginning to act in an arrogant manner.


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  • take\ down\ a\ notch — • take down a notch • take down a peg v. phr. informal To make (someone) less proud or sure of himself. The team was feeling proud of its record, but last week the boys were taken down a peg by a bad defeat …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take down a notch — or[take down a peg] {v. phr.}, {informal} To make (someone) less proud or sure of himself. * /The team was feeling proud of its record, but last week the boys were taken down a peg by a bad defeat./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take down a notch — or[take down a peg] {v. phr.}, {informal} To make (someone) less proud or sure of himself. * /The team was feeling proud of its record, but last week the boys were taken down a peg by a bad defeat./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ down\ a\ peg — • take down a notch • take down a peg v. phr. informal To make (someone) less proud or sure of himself. The team was feeling proud of its record, but last week the boys were taken down a peg by a bad defeat …   Словарь американских идиом

  • peg — n 1. pin, Carpentry. dowel pin, thole or tholepin; nail, spike, brad, skewer, rivet, staple, tack, point; screw, bolt, toggle bolt, anchor bolt; hook, hanger; marker, post, stake, stick, pale, picket; stop, stopper, stopple, plug, cork, bung,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • peg — pegless, adj. peglike, adj. /peg/, n., v., pegged, pegging, adj. n. 1. a pin of wood or other material driven or fitted into something, as to fasten parts together, to hang things on, to make fast a rope or string on, to stop a hole, or to mark… …   Universalium

  • peg — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pin; degree. See support. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pin, holder, marker, tack, screw, fastener, plug, bolt, dowel, treenail, linchpin; see also nail . • round peg in a square hole or [m1]• square peg in …   English dictionary for students

  • mortify — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. humiliate, embarrass, chagrin; decay. See humility, deterioration, asceticism. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. shame, embarrass, discipline, belittle; see disgrace , humiliate , ridicule . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • place — n 1. location, locality, locale, whereabouts, hereabouts; spot, scene, scene of the crime, setting, Law. venue; bearings, latitude and longitude, coordinates. 2. position, situation, circumstance, condition, state, state of affairs; standing,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • cut — Synonyms and related words: AWOL, French leave, Parthian shot, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Spartan, Vandyke, abandon, abate, abatement, abbreviate, abbreviated, abrade, abrasion, abridge, abridged, abscind, abscondence, absence, absence without …   Moby Thesaurus


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