One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
To or in the south of a country.‘he has a lovely home down south’
- ‘The restructuring will result in 90 new jobs in Fife although there will be 200 job losses down south.’
- ‘He was accepted, but then we found out we were moving down south.’
- ‘We are beginning to see some innovation in education down south, although whether that is a good or bad thing is still to be determined.’
- ‘There was a 7.1 earthquake down south last week, and a quick sharp jolt here on Saturday night.’
- ‘After a decade of separation he has been reunited with his children, Mark and Karen, and plans to move down south to live near them.’
- ‘We have also had a lot of business from down south and some international work, and our cost base is certainly better than anyone in London.’
- ‘A waiting list has already been drawn up, with interest coming from down south as well as other parts of the Yorkshire region.’
- ‘I'm not sure what happened to them but they went everywhere with me, even across the border down south.’
- ‘I think I might become one of those odious Queenslanders who defect down south!’
- ‘My husband is in the process of sailing a 42 foot yacht up to Scotland from down south, so the summer will be spent on the west coast.’
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