I'm reading this manga, and came accross the following monologue:




I can't understand what 上げて落としたみて means. Is this an expression? Are those verbs all changing each others meanings?

I've found those translations so far: "I'd feel bad if I were to leave now", "you make me feel bad just looking at you, and gives me a bad feeling"


みてー is a contracted form of みたい ("is like ~"). It's an instance of /ai/-to-/ee/ contraction. 上げて is the te-form of 上げる, and 落とす is a verb. Therefore a very literal translation is "It's like I raised it and then dropped it".

上げて落とす is a slangy expression which may be called an idiom. It roughly means "to set someone's expectations and then disappoint them", "to praise something and then disparage", etc. 上げる basically means "to elevate", but it also has slangy meanings like "to praise", "to flatter" or "to hype". 落とす is to "to drop", but it also means "to say negative things about something", "to disappoint", etc.

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  • Thank you for your explanation! Things got clearer now! – Guent Sep 17 '19 at 14:10

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