|down for the count
||defeated by an opponent, out of the contest
||Chad was down for the count. He couldn't get up.
||simple but good, old fashioned
||Hey, Ma. I can't wait to taste your down-home cookin'.
|down in the dumps
||sad, not happy, depressed, down in the mouth
||Shelly was down in the dumps until her boyfriend arrived.
|down in the mouth
||looking sad, having a sad face, a sad sack
||You'd be down in the mouth, too, if you'd just lost your job.
|down my throat
||(See shove down my throat)
|down on his luck
||not lucky lately, not happy or positive
||With no money and no job, Ragnar was down on his luck.
||memorized, just right
||Flora had her speech down pat. She had practised it many times.
|down the drain
||lost, wasted, squandered
||His fortune went down the drain when he began to gamble.
|down the garden path
||(See lead you down the garden path)
|down the hatch
||down the throat and into the stomach
||Another pickled egg went down the hatch. Yum!