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Don't let the others get or put you down

 
 
Reply Wed 17 Jan, 2018 11:37 pm
Is there a difference in meaning between "Don't let the others get you down" and "Don't let the others put you down"?

BTW. is it "the others" or just "others" above?

Thank you.
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Reply Wed 17 Jan, 2018 11:40 pm
@paok1970,
Yeah, there is.

"getting you down" is something that's basically internal--by disappointing you, by acting irrationally, etc.

"putting you down" occurs when someone tries to insult, demand, or disparage you.

2. Normally you would just say "others." But if you're talking about a specific, small group, such as 4-5 kids on a playground, you might say "the others."
layman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jan, 2018 12:32 am
@layman,
Edit: ""putting you down" occurs when someone tries to insult, demand, or disparage you."

In case it's not obvious, I intended to type "demean," not demand.
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