Meaning of A DOWNER in English
- A DOWNER
(drug) a drug that relaxes you, a sedative; (sadness) an event or statement that causes sadness
Before bedtime he took a downer to help him relax and sleep.
News of the war was a downer. Most of the people dreaded war.
Wayne Magnuson. English idioms vocabulary. Словарь английских идиом. 2012