Meaning of “shoot sb/sth down” in the English Dictionary


"shoot sb/sth down" in Business English

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shoot sb/sth down

phrasal verb with shoot uk /ʃuːt/ us verb shot, shot

informal to criticize someone's ideas or suggestions and stop them being accepted:

All three proposals were shot down by the Finance Committee.

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