04 / 11 / 2008

VOTE: meaning and examples

Good morning.

As you know, today there are elections in the United States, which most of the world has been following closely. So, we're going to look at a few expressions with the word vote in them.

Today's 1st expression is: TO VOTE SOMEONE OUT OF SOMETHING

Meaning: to dismiss someone from a position by voting against them.

Example 1:
He was voted out of office, despite spending millions of euros on his re-election campaign.

Today's 2nd expression is: TO VOTE SOMEONE/SOMETHING DOWN

Meaning: to reject or defeat somebody or something by voting for something else. 

Example 2:
The proposal was voted down by the other members of the organisation.

Today's 3rd expression is: TO VOTE WITH YOUR FEET

Meaning: to show what you think about something by going or not going somewhere. 

Example 3:
The shoppers voted with their feet and avoided going to the store in protest.

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I hope you have a good day.

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