Today'sCallan

Today's Callan

Get One Down

Meaning:
make one tired and unhappy

Synonyms:
discourage or depress someone

Examples:
Don’t bring me down
Don’t let things get you down.

Sentences:
He had to stop work, because the problems and difficulties of the job got him down after a time

Day after day of rain really gets me down

Conversation 1

A: Are you still looking for a job?
B: Yes, it has been two months now, and still no luck.
A: That’s really bad, you must be worried.
B: Yes, it’s really starting to get me down, it feels like I’ll never find anything.
A: Something will come up, you’ll see

Conversation 2
A: Hey, what are you doing?
B: I’m just thinking about my family.
A: Why, is something wrong?
B: Not really, but so much is happening and it gets me down that I can’t be there to share it with them.
A: Well you knew it would be like that when you came to Australia.
B: Yeah, but I just feel homesick sometimes.

(Callan book5, Stage 9 826p)

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