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 Come Ather (pron. ah-ther)Come Down upon One (To). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Come Down a Peg.
Humiliated; lowered in dignity, tone, demands, etc.   1
        “Well, he has come down a peg or two, and he don’t like it.”—Haggard.
   A come down. Loss of prestige or position.   2
        “‘Now I’m your worship’s washerwoman.’ The dignitary coloured, and said that ‘this was rather a come down.’”—Reade.

 Come Ather (pron. ah-ther)Come Down upon One (To). 


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