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bring to heel, put (someone) in his place, rebuke, reprimand, restrain, squash  
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1    bang, blow, chin     (slang)   clout     (informal)   cuff, deck     (slang)   lay one on     (slang)   smack, spank, wallop     (informal)   whack  
2    a slap in the face      affront, blow, humiliation, insult, put-down, rebuff, rebuke, rejection, repulse, snub  
3    bang, clap, clout     (informal)   cuff, hit, spank, strike, whack  
4      (informal)   daub, plaster, plonk, spread  
5      (informal)   bang, directly, exactly, plumb     (informal)   precisely, slap-bang     (informal)   smack     (informal)  

slap down     
bring to heel, put (someone) in his place, rebuke, reprimand, restrain, squash  
elaborate, excellent, first-rate, fit for a king, lavish, luxurious, magnificent, no-expense-spared, princely, splendid, sumptuous, superb  

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  ( slaps    plural & 3rd person present)   ( slapping    present participle)   ( slapped    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you slap someone, you hit them with the palm of your hand.  
He would push or slap her once in a while...      V n  
I slapped him hard across the face...      V n adv/prep  
      Slap is also a noun., n-count   usu sing  
He reached forward and gave her a slap.     
2       verb   If you slap something onto a surface, you put it there quickly, roughly, or carelessly.  
The barman slapped the cup on to the waiting saucer.      V n on/onto n  
3       verb   If journalists say that the authorities slap something such as a tax or a ban on something, they think it is unreasonable or put on without careful thought.  
INFORMAL, disapproval  

The government slapped a ban on the export of unprocessed logs...      V n on n  
4    If you describe something that someone does as a slap in the face, you mean that it shocks or upsets you because it shows that they do not support you or respect you.  
a slap in the face      phrase   oft PHR for n  
`The Sun' calls it a massive slap in the face for the United States government..., Britons persist in treating any pay rise of less than 5% as a slap in the face.     

slap bang      , slap-bang  
Slap bang is used in expressions such as slap bang in the middle of somewhere to mean exactly in that place.  
INFORMAL      adv   ADV prep  
Of course, slap-bang in the middle of town the rents are high.     
If you describe someone as slap-happy, you believe they are irresponsible and careless.      adj  
...a slap-happy kind of cook.     
A slap-up meal is a large enjoyable meal.  
INFORMAL      adj   ADJ n  
We usually had one slap-up meal a day.     

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sap, slap-up, slapdash

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to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
calm down!
relax, calm down
said to make someone temper his nerves or enthusiasm. E.g.: Chill out, I didn't take your car!
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
metaphoric expression for getting married
Abbreviation for "eXamine Your Zipper". To let someone know the zipper on the front of his pants is down.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
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