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Definition of Idiomatic Expressions


What does thumbs down mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

thumbs down


The phrase thumbs downis an idiomatic expression that indicates rejection, disapproval or failure.

This idiom refers to a common hand gesture achieved by a closed fist held with the thumb extended downward in disapproval.

The opposite is thumbs up. This indicates satisfaction or approval.


The performance got the thumbs-down from the audience.

This idiom is in the parts of the body category

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