bring down on-upon meaning
- bring down on/upon
! Bring down upon is more formal than bring down on and is mostly used in writing.
bring sth down on/upon sb • bring down sth on/upon sb formal to make something bad happen to someone, especially yourself or your family, by behaving in a particular way:
▪ His behaviour has brought down shame on all his family.
▪ The demonstrators brought down upon themselves the anger of the military government.
■ SIMILAR TO: bring on/upon