notch - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 2
    informal if you move up or down a notch, you move up or down to the next level, for example in a job or in your ability to do something

    He’s a player who can always raise his game a notch or two when he’s in difficulty.

  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    take down a notch deflate or humble someone

    He's so arrogant that I wish someone would take him down a notch.

    Submitted by Claudia Soares Cruz from Brazil on 28/04/2016