go down well/badly: meaning and explanation
When you want to talk about how people reacted to something (e.g. some news, a joke, a meal), we can use the phrasal verb to go down well/badly. e.g. I made an inappropriate joke during the speech and it didn’t go down very well.
If we say that some news went down badly, we are saying that people reacted badly to the news.
Accent: North America
Write your answers to these questions in the comments section, and I’ll get back to you with some feedback:
- Can you remember a time when you told someone something, and it went down really badly?
- Using this phrasal verb, give me an example of something you cooked for someone which was a great success/a big failure.