bring down on meaning
- bring down on
! 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
- bring down on oneself
- at midday i will bring a destroyer against the mothers of their young men; suddenly i will bring down on them anguish and terror
- We don't need to bring down on ourselves a bad name.
- Senji raises his Crow Claw to bring down on Keigo, but stops at the last second as he notices Keigo fearfully flinch.
- Struggling companies are even more loath to talk about executive pay than profitable ones, because of the criticism the issue can bring down on a company.