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To ignore any superficial rules and procedures and achieve a goal, usually in an unorthodox manner.

Refers to Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game," when Ender wins the "impossible mission" by passing through the goal door without freezing all of the enemy soldiers.
Aw man, I had set so many parental controls on the TV so Billy couldn't watch R rated DVDs, but he was downgating me and bought the novelization.
by XMD July 22, 2010