dial back

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dial back

To lessen something, especially in intensity. I could barely move my arms all week—I guess it's time to dial back the workouts!
See also: back, dial
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Airline excess have been on the hot seat regarding the rise in flights, but so far haven't dialed back growth plans for 2016.
stocks closed lower Thursday, as investors dialed back concern that came with indications of trouble one of Portugal's top banks.
Google Inc has dialed back its controversial policy of scanning Gmail for information that could be actionable in targeting ads at users.
Clients were net sellers of equities and dialed back equity market exposure as the S&P rallied to new highs.
As a senator, Obama said the law, which was passed after 9/11, should be dialed back.
But if some domestic suppliers have dialed back on the show, overseas vendors have not.