- When you yell at someone in front of all his co-workers for a mistake he made, this is an example of a situation where you dress-down that person.
- An example of dress-down is when you wear jeans to work on Friday.
To dress-down is to scold or criticize someone, or to follow a policy that allows casual attire in a situation that usually requires more formal attire.
of or relating to a policy allowing casual attire in an activity, job, etc. that ordinarily requires more formal dress
Of or relating to situations in which informal clothing is permitted: dress-down Fridays.