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or put-down  (po͝ot′doun′)
n. Informal
A critical, disparaging, or humiliating remark.
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The best Labour putdown came from Tony Blair at the 2000 conference when he mocked the then-Tory leader's drinking boast: "Everything makes sense after 14 pints .
LAST week Christine Bleakley gave her One Show co-host Adrian Chiles (who is clearly trying to hide his lust for her behind that sad beard) the sublime male putdown when she said: "He's like a brother to me.
The politically-incorrect detective has become one of the nation's TV heroes and the Radio Times dubbed him "doyen of the inventive putdown and high priest of profanity".
But the actual quote - "Being born in a stable does not make one a horse" - belongs to the Duke of Wellington as a putdown to being called Irish.
Such explanations don't necessarily imply a putdown of citizens whose religion is different, or a cynical quest for the votes of those of similar faith.
Houllier heard Ince's comments about Liverpool not needing too much managing at the moment and responded with a waspish putdown to the man who made a fool of himself when he left Anfield.
That's the difference between me and her: I'm having a laugh and if I do a putdown I'd be mortified if they took it to heart.
He's also turned off by the fact ``now you've got to be a comedian'' to deliver sports, and ``this isn't a putdown on anyone, but these guys aren't qualified to give scores and be funny.
Even the term ``cowboy'' is believed to have been created as a term that applied exclusively to blacks at first, albeit as a putdown.
The third and most important category of Spy putdown focuses neither on Donald Trump nor on the Ritz-eaters in the RV park but on rivals for power and prestige within the great American meritocracy, Informally speaking, any society in which people make it on their own is a meritocracy, and on that level Donald Trump would qualify.
Charles's putdown came in a memo after secretary Elaine Day suggested it should be easier for royal staff to rise up the ranks.