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Rileyism #47

My prefix takes you down.
My suffix picks you up.
My infix Lets you be,
So shut up and kiss me.

Hint(s):

My prefix *
My suffix is a digit
My infix *
While Kissing, do not fidget.
(*coming soon, if needed)

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    $\begingroup$ Rileyism questions are so fun but so hard :((((( $\endgroup$ – NL628 Apr 7 '18 at 7:11
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I think the answer might be

Mistletoe

My prefix takes you down.

Mis- is a prefix added to verbs to imply an action done wrongly, a possible demotion of the action.
Alternatively mistle sounds like missile which could be used to take something down.

My suffix picks you up.

Toe sounds like tow (as in tow truck)

My infix Lets you be,

Let

So shut up and kiss me.

Kissing under the mistletoe is a tradition at Christmas time.

Hint

A toe is a digit at the end of a foot.

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  • $\begingroup$ Congratulations @hexomino on the 20K and even more so on the quality of your posts! $\endgroup$ – Tom Apr 9 '18 at 11:32
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, @Tom. I see you are not far off the same mark which is good because you have made many valuable contributions to the site over the last few years. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Apr 9 '18 at 11:54
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I really don't think this is it but, just to get things started.

Answer:

buttercup

My prefix takes you down.

Butt - where you sit down

My suffix picks you up.

cup (of coffee) - quite the pick-me-up

My infix Lets you be,

utter - adjective that does not really change the meaning of the noun it modifies.

So shut up and kiss me.

along with the title, references the old phrase "Pucker up buttercup"

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  • $\begingroup$ Not what I had in mind, but a nice try! $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Apr 7 '18 at 19:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Chowzen can you specify what part doesn't fit correctly so that way he knows where he went wrong in his thinking? :] $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Apr 8 '18 at 3:41
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    $\begingroup$ @PaigeMeinke OK... The prefix, suffix, infix and answer as a whole are all incorrect. $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Apr 8 '18 at 3:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Chowzen lol, I get that. I just meant that since 3 out of the 4 lines fit well, maybe say why the other didn't. Or not. You do you brah $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Apr 8 '18 at 4:06
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    $\begingroup$ @PaigeMeinke I've got a killer hint loaded up; trying to decide when to draw and fire. $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Apr 8 '18 at 4:13
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Is it

Trombone

My prefix takes you down.

Trom is a common word for weed which takes you high and then DOWN.

My suffix picks you up.

Bone helps you to pick up

My infix Lets you be,

B, also can be read as be.

So shut up and kiss me.

Shut up and kiss the mouth piece and blow it hard.

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