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English definition of “down under”

down under

UK and US informal
C2 (in or to) Australia or New Zealand: She was born in Scotland , but she's been living down under for 22 years .Country namesCountry and nationContinents and regions of the world Grammar:Down, downwards or Grammar:DownWe use down mostly as a preposition or adverb. It means ‘in or moving to a low or lower position or level’:Grammar:Downwards, downwardDownwards is an adverb. It means ‘movement towards a lower position’:
(Definition of down under from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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