dress down

  1. dress informally and casually
    On Fridays, employees can underdress
  2. censure severely or angrily
    The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
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How To Use dress down In A Sentence

  • Yet for sailors there is scope to dress down, buzz off and feel the breeze. Times, Sunday Times
  • Can you make the dress down for her young sister?
  • When I was twenty-eight, I was teaching English to freshmen in a high school where occasionally the faculty and staff were allowed to dress down.
  • She dares us to dress down, to strip ourselves of our illusions and to acknowledge that, for most of the time, we live life in a muddle and ‘that every hour contains at least a moment of bewilderment or worse’.
  • Some of those adjustments include: Dress down Fridays, telecommuting (working from home with fax and modem) job sharing, flextime hours, and parenting support groups.
  • The idea of allowing employees to dress down on the final day of the week seemed completely harmless to most observers.
  • On more than one occasion I caught senior management using our symbolic disorder to dress down young constables.
  • Can you make the dress down for her young sister?
  • Wear with a shirt for a prim and proper look or dress down with a grey T-shirt. The Sun
  • Some profes - sions, such as advertising, dress down all the time to demonstrate their creativity.
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