take\ down\ a\ notch


take\ down\ a\ notch
• take down a notch
• take down a peg
v. phr. informal
To make (someone) less proud or sure of himself.

The team was feeling proud of its record, but last week the boys were taken down a peg by a bad defeat.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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