Definition of 'downer'
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But the big downer was the Iraq War. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is a big downer after the first game. The Sun (2012)It just caused a huge downer on the day. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It put a real downer on the holiday. The Sun (2013)To be honest, a lot of celebrities are just on a really big coke downer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This tour has been a big downer for us and Australia have played some unbelievable cricket. The Sun (2013)Life in Harare was a real downer. Christianity Today (2000)It was a blow, a real downer. Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager (2006)All the things going wrong - that's the real downer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The media has had a big downer on him this summer, but that hasn't ruffled him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It won't half put a downer on your holiday if your guests slip on the stairs and you're not insured. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Definition of downer from the Collins English Dictionary
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