Meaning of “drag sth down” in the English Dictionary

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"drag sth down" in Business English

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drag sth down

phrasal verb with drag uk /dræɡ/ us verb -gg-

to make something decrease or get worse:

He said that any deal on emissions must not drag down growth.
The company said earnings have been dragged down by high start-up costs.

(Definition of “drag sth down” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)