What does aiming down mean?

Aiming at the direction of your feet?

What if you are facing the ground and falling from an aircraft? When you aim down, do you aim behind you, or are you aiming in front of you towards the ground?

Is there a less ambiguous phrase than aiming down?


Speaking very generally, I would just say that 'aiming down' means that you are in some way higher than your target.



The phrase "aiming down" is usually used metaphorically to mean a lack of ambition, for example:

"You've got a college degree and you're working in a fast food establishment. That's really aiming down."

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