comedown (plural comedowns)

  1. A sudden drop to a lower status, condition or level; a disappointment or letdown
    • 1933, George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, Chapter XXVIII,
      He had two subjects of conversation, the shame and come-down of being a tramp, and the best way of getting a free meal.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury, 2005, Chapter 5,
      “So how are you getting on at UCL?” said Penny kindly, as if it must be a sorry comedown after Oxford.
  2. A calm, mellow period experienced after the initial high from taking drugs
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