What are the meanings of these phrases?

Down the hall/down the street

Ex: The rest room is down the hall.My home is down the street.

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  • 1 month ago

    further along (you have ot keep going to get there from here). Why up rather than down though is never really clear.  Sometimes it is down the street, sometimes up the street.  Who decides which way is up and which is down?  Not any real logic to it.  Is it downtown or uptown when you go to the center of the city?

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  • Mike
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    2 months ago

    Some cities and towns may have an understanding of which way is up and which way is down. You walk up Broadway from Times Square to get to Columbus Circle, and down Broadway to get to Macy's. In other cases, people may use up or down interchangeably. You could say my home is up the street.

    To anticipate a possible question: You would walk west on 42nd Street to get to the Hudson River piers and east to get to the UN.

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  • zipper
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    2 months ago

    It means they are down that away, your not there yet!

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  • RP
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    2 months ago

    "Down the" means in the direction the person using it points or indicates. Generally, it can also mean nearby or not distant.

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  • 2 months ago

    It refers to the direction from where you are at the moment. Say you enter the front door and someone asks you where the restroom is you would say down the hallway on the right or the down the hallway and the second door on the right

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  • marty
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    2 months ago

    down the street means, close to someone or something else that is located on the same street.

    down the hall  means  the same floor, along the hallway, a few doors away 

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  • 2 months ago

    It means "a short distance from here".

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    She just texted me:

    There was once a witch who lived in a cabin in the woods. The big witch nose picked up the smell of 5 little boys that just came out of the closet the sweet smell lured the witch closer but she disguised herself as the easter bunny. "Come little ones back to my cabin and away from church it is judgemental." Stupidly, they followed her blinded by the promise of acceptance and candy but little did they know the witch had a pot going she pushed them all in they screamed. "But no one can hear you hehe!" And she started to sing a song about 5 fried ******* in 10 mins they were completely toasted. The witch enjoyed a big meal. And does this every year.

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