Definition of Turn thumbs down

1. Verb. Vote against. "The faculty turned thumbs down on the candidate for the Dean position"

Exact synonyms: Vote Down
Generic synonyms: Vote



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn Thumbs Down

turn over
turn over a new leaf
turn round
turn signal
turn someone's crank
turn someone's head
turn tail
turn the air blue
turn the corner
turn the frown upside down
turn the other cheek
turn the page
turn the table
turn the tables
turn the tide
turn thumbs down (current term)
turn to
turn to custard
turn to dust
turn turtle
turn up
turn up for the book
turn up one's nose
turn up the heat
turn up the pressure
turn upside down
turnability
turnable
turnably

Literary usage of Turn thumbs down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Stone-Millis Arithmetics by John Charles Stone (1915)
"The first one to turn down the thumbs then shows the cards, while the last one to turn thumbs down stands to give the sums. "Would you like to play this ..."

2. Teaching of Arithmetic by John Charles Stone (1918)
"The last to turn thumbs down stood to give the combinations, and the first to do so had the privilege of showing the cards. SURPRISE PARTY In using toy ..."

3. First Journeys in Numberland by Ada Van Stone Harris, Lillian McLean Waldo (1911)
"The first pupil to turn thumbs down when a wrong answer is given, shows the cards the next time. (Cards should be large with calendar figures pasted on them ..."

4. Cartoons Magazine by Henry Haven Windsor (1915)
"The neutral nations, with President Wilson in the foreground, seated in the box at the arena, turn thumbs down as the British lion advances on Germany. ..."

5. The Moral Damage of War by Walter Walsh (1906)
"Having by these calumnies persuaded his countrymen to turn thumbs down, the wily politician then proceeds to pour vitriolic scorn upon the moral sentiment ..."

6. Content Area Reading: A Heuristic Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1990)
"If you agree, raise your hand; if you disagree, turn thumbs down, and if you are undecided, fold your arms." 1. Donald was wrong to tell his father where ..."

7. Literary Disorders: Holistic Diagnosis and Remediation by Ula C. Manzo, Anthony V. Manzo (1993)
"If you agree, raise your hand; if you disagree, turn thumbs down; and if you are undecided, fold your arms." 1. Donald was wrong to tell his father where ..."

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