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 Down on Him (To be).Down to the Ground. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Down on his Luck.
 
In ill-luck.   1
        “‘I guess, stranger, you’ll find me an ex-president down on his luck.’”—A. Egmont Hake: Paris Originals (Professors of Languages).
 


 Down on Him (To be).Down to the Ground. 

 
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