Meaning of “talk down to sb” in the English Dictionary

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talk down to sb

phrasal verb with talk uk /tɔːk/ us 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)