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I hadn't had him down as one of the people who would get swept up in the rumor tsunami.

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I didn't think he would be the kind of person who would be interested in sharing a lot of gossip.

CJ

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I hadn't had him down as one of the people who would get swept up in the rumor tsunami.

I believe that he is not a person that would engage in spreading lies and rumors.

I consider him not to be a rumor-monger.

I know him personally. He does not spread the lies of other people.

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could you please elaborate the explanation

What part don't you understand?

CJ

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You mean "all of it". You don't understand the original sentence, and you don't understand my paraphrase of it.

I don't know what to say if you don't understand any of it. Maybe you are reading things that are too advanced for you at this time.

I hadn't had him down as one of the people who would get swept up in the rumor tsunami.

To have someone down as something means to think of someone in a certain way. It means to believe that he is a certain kind of person.

I didn't have him down as a food-lover. ~ I didn't think he was the kind of person who loves food.

To get swept up in something is to become very excited about it and deeply involved in it.

It was hard not to get swept up in the boss's enthusiasm about the new project. ~ It was hard not to become as excited as the boss was about the new project.

A rumor is some information that people are talking about and passing from one person to another. For example, there may be a rumor at your place of work that someone is going to get married soon. It may be true and it may be false, but it is something that a lot of people are saying. It's also called gossip.

A tsunami is a very large wave caused when something such as an earthquake moves a lot of water in the ocean. These waves can be very destructive.

A rumor tsunami is a figure of speech that refers to a lot of rumors (gossip) that is passing quickly and often from one person to another. If these are false rumors, they can be destructive.

With these definitions in mind, try to read my paraphrase of the original sentence again, and see if that helps you to make more sense of it.

CJ

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what is the use of down here?

thank you so much for your untiring contribution and help. i appreciate it.
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