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scale something down

to reduce the size or cost of something. The bad economy forced us to scale the project down. Liz scaled down the project.
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scale down

Reduce the size or cost of, as in The owners decided to scale down wages. This expression, along with the related scale up, which refers to an increase, alludes to scale in the sense of "a fixed standard." [Late 1800s]
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scale down

v.
1. To climb down something; descend something: The climber carefully scaled down the cliff.
2. To reduce the scope or extent of something according to a standard or by degrees; reduce something in calculated amounts: The lawyer advised them to scale down their demands. We decided our travel plans were unrealistic, so we scaled them down.
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VX), is looking to scale down its prime brokerage business as part of previously announced efforts to reduce risk in its investment banking division, Reuters has reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
The small to mid-sized company struggles to pay for software and implementation all in the first year, particularly when the implementation fees from a leading services provider don't scale down linearly from thousands of users to a few hundred.
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It's just common sense to develop regional hubs to help take the strain off LAX and scale down the expansion so that the surrounding communities can withstand the traffic load.
SanDisk and PMI have agreed that SanDisk will scale down its kiosk activities while PMI will assume responsibility to finance and direct the future growth of DPI.
Clive Cowdery, founder of investment vehicle, Resolution Ltd (LON: RSL), has decided to scale down its plans to buy ailing life insurers and is contemplating dissolving certain management structures in view of the company not meeting shareholder expectations of performance, and pressure from the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
It will have to scale down,'' said district nurse Peggy Gocke.
While smaller vendors are struggling, market leaders are rethinking their strategies as service providers scale down capital expenditure budgets.
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Yale University announced a $30 million project that will effectively scale down the size of the institution's Divinity School.
The PaceMaker design also allows customers to easily scale down for certain metro and edge applications by reducing the amount of external memory used, meaning less power, cost and real estate required.
Anaheim pledges to scale down its proposed Sportstown complex so as not to jeopardize parking space, and also to let Disney keep revenues from a wide variety of sources, including signage and the naming of the stadium.