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Talk Down

To encourage a stock price to decline. Talking down can be a form of price manipulation (in which case it is illegal) or it simply may be a self-fulfilling prophesy. For example, an analyst may believe a stock is overvalued and publish an article saying so. This may spook investors into selling, which itself would cause the price to decline.
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When they support France, they are talking down Britain.
What I mean by simplicity is not talking down to them, presenting language that children can delve into it and not be baffled.
While New York's MoMA strained to reconcile high and low, and Los Angeles' County Museum of Art isolated Outsider art in a separate exhibition, the MCA incorporates these odd elements easily, making it all look livable, without too much talking down (or up).
Queenslanders will never hear this government talking down our frontline men and women but instead we will continue to provide the resources and tough laws needed to keep our residents located right across the state safe.
And Eamon Gilmore also launched a blistering attack on Sinn Fein, saying he was "sick and tired" of the party talking down the country.
Continuing success stories like Nissan, Newcastle Offshore Group, SSI and others besides, are proof that those intent on talking down the North East and rubbishing its prospects are wrong.
The next time I hear this kind of talking down in Church I'll slam the door as I leave.
The shadow chancellor risked accusations that he was talking down the pound as he attacked the Government.
Alex Salmond accuses his opponents of talking down Scotland and its people when they find flaws in his plans for Scottish independence.