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Sweet down life???

Czech Republic

Sweet down life???

my colleague asked me yesterday about the meaning of "sweet down life" but I have never heard that. I assumed it could be about not rich people having a good life but I am not really sure. Anyone knows the meaning?

Thanks for your answers, Michaela

11 Nov 2010      

United Kingdom

Your colleague may have meant down time (or, better, downtime), Michaela. It �s a term taken from IT management and refers to system unavailability and, by extension, a time for yourself, a break from the pressures of work. Sometimes, the longer it lasts, the �sweeter � it is.

11 Nov 2010     


Hi, I�ve never heard of that expression. If you knew in what context it was used, you could possibly take an educated guess.


11 Nov 2010     


I �ve never heard of such an expression and I didn �t find it in any of my dictionaries, either, so maybe Almaz �s guess is correct  (see OALD).
Perhaps knowing the context in which the phrase was used would help you, as Dennismychina has correctly pointed out.

11 Nov 2010