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dial down

To lessen something, especially in intensity. I could barely move my arms all week—I guess it's time to dial down the workouts!
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She said: "He DAYS needs to dial down the rhetoric, he needs to recognise the mandate of the Prime Minister and he needs to engage.
Minister in charge of religious affairs Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa has paid a visit to the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple tonight, in a bid to dial down tensions.
"But you should probably dial down the lying, because you don't need to," he added, stating that "you're doing a great job for the country.
The political rivalry did not dial down during the by-election for one National Assembly and one Sindh Assembly seat in Karachi on Sunday as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) workers came face to face and shouted slogans.
Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) have great therapeutic potential because they can dial down the expression of disease-related genes.
Mr Watson said: "I strongly feel we need to pause and reflect on the quality of our debate today, turn the dial down on the language of disagreement and show more respect to those whose views we may not share."
Fashionably pale, their beautiful, barely-there blush has put the spotlight on this rose region as never before - but perhaps it's time to dial down their muted-mystique.
deliveries for July, following a dial down on incentives.
This particular cocktail underscores the need for tasting: "With the richness of the Spanish brandy, I needed to dial down the sugar and add an extra dash of bitters, but it was delicious."
It might be time to dial down risk in favor of more security.
Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, suggested the Pentagon might dial down the practice.
Dial down the dosage: Think your flare-ups need the fiercest zit-fighter?
A refreshing way to dial down the temperature while sunbathing or playing sport.
Monday TRESPASS CHANNEL 5, 11PM Nicolas Cage tries to dial down the histrionics somewhat in this glossy Joel Schumacher-directed thriller.