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talk down to sb

phrasal verb with talk uk   /tɔːk/  us   /tɑːk/ verb [I]
to ​talk to someone as if they are less ​intelligent than you or not ​important: I ​wishpoliticians wouldn't ​talk down to us as if we were ​idiots.
(Definition of talk down to sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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talk down to sb

phrasal verb with talk uk   us   /tɔːk/ verb [I]
to ​talk to someone as if they were less important than you: Secretarial ​staff are most likely to be ​talked down to.
(Definition of talk down to sb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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