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 sbbring 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

Related Words

  1. bring around to meaning
  2. bring back meaning
  3. bring back to meaning
  4. bring down meaning
  5. bring down on meaning
  6. bring down the curtain meaning
  7. bring down the house meaning
  8. bring down upon meaning
  9. bring forth meaning
  10. bring forward meaning
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