*talk down to (someone)*

talk down to (someone)

Definition: to talk to someone in a way that shows that you think you are more important or intelligent than the person you are speaking to.

E.g.1: I know that he’s been to university, but he shouldn’t talk down to people.
E.g.2: Don’t talk down to me – I’m not a child!

This phrasal verb cannot be separated.

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