People want to know why the police at first played down the case.
But she did play down the issue of test results.
The name of the game here, however, is to play down that training.
He was playing down the dog's home in the car park.
He felt her looks could be played down as required for the role.
She played down the idea that he should come see her.
Asked if they would consider the job, both men played down the idea.
I'm not trying to play it down or anything of the sort.
Played down or not, there is much to talk about.
So we must do it without playing down to them.
We can no longer show Mom in the kitchen talking down to the child.
"He wasn't one of these guys who had been in the business 15 or 20 years and talked down at you."
She wanted four children; he talked her down to three.
Young people like it because they feel they're not being talked down to.
Also, we never wanted the show to talk down to kids.
He just can't deal with parents and adults because he's so used to talking down to students all day.
He talked down to people, and did not much trust the public.
But it was so difficult to talk down to their level.
Because he talks down to people as a matter of course.
Right from the start, there had never been any question of him talking down to her.