reduced to doing

reduced to doing something

brought into a certain humble condition or state. The poor man was reduced to begging for food.
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Reduced to doing PR for a funeral home and its trolley tour of murder sites, Brinker despairs of ever restoring his career, his pride or his bank account.
He comments perceptively that Newman "sees God acting as living person in our midst, drawing us into dimensions of interpersonal life with God that could never be reduced to doing our universal duty" (215).
For decades he had been a mainstay of RTE's TV and radio schedules but in the end he was reduced to doing holiday cover for Joe Duffy on Liveline.
He said: "They will be reduced to doing essential tasks which they're not ideally used for because there's no-one else to do it".
Amrstrong, who had been stripped of seven Tour de France wins, has reportedly been reduced to doing a how-to-slot for an online magazine.
and it's a crying shame that he was reduced to doing voiceovers after the end of Barry Welsh.
OUR POOR ambassadors abroad have been reduced to doing all the work themselves in order to entertain.
Journalists who can be compelled to violate the confidentiality of their sources, or otherwise go to prison, are reduced to doing little more than providing stenographic services to pass along the official story.
Reduced to doing tricks in retirement homes, can Carell rediscover his passion for magic, get the act back together and rekindle their lifelong friendship?
After a prop role in the John Abraham- Bipasha Basu dud Madhoshi , she did a few Bhojpuri films and has lately been reduced to doing item dances in Bflicks such as Bin Bulaye Baaraati .
After a while you are reduced to doing one of two things: walking out in high dudgeon or swallowing your pride and begging for help.
However, I am reduced to doing temporary jobs and earning no more than BD150 every month.
But the real loser of the contest has to be last year's contestant Jason Donovan, reduced to doing those awful adverts for show sponsor Iceland.
Why should Darren Hinch and Dave Gray,' he asked, 'be the only ones reduced to doing television commercials for toilet paper and erections problems, when the ABC's Phillip Adams and Kerry O'Brien could do them just as well?
Providing a forum for service recipients to speak for them selves, Aronson's chapter challenges the legitimacy of a home care system reduced to doing little more than ensuring that service users are, in the words of one service user, "fed and watered.
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