Idiom: talk down to someone
— Don’t talk down to them just because they’re high school students or they’ll hate your speech.
— My doctor talked down to me at the first appointment but was respectful when my father came with me to my second visit.
— She's a stereotypical rich person who talks down to the help.
— Why do you talk down to the administrative staff? No wonder they are demoralized.
— Remember how Stan used to talk down to all of us when he was class president?
— I loved working for Dr. Johnson. She never talked down to anyone.
— Okay, I'm sorry I still don't understand your point. Can't you try to explain it a different way instead of talking down to me?
— Why would you talk down to him knowing that he has dyslexia? That's simply cruel.
— You're talking down to your assistant again. Please take this as constructive criticism rather than immediately being defensive.
— I'm tired of politicians only talking down to each other rather than debating the issues.
— You can talk down to me all you want but scoring higher on an exam doesn't make you better than me.
More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.