dial back

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dial (one) back

To call one back. I'm sorry, my phone is about to die. Let me go grab my charger, and I'll dial you back in a few minutes, OK? Stu just walked in. Let me see where he stands on this, and I'll dial you 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!
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steel prices and dialed back its earnings expectations for American steel stocks across the board.
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Visibly irritated by the commotion, the Prime Minister dialed back on the conciliation that he demonstrated in his inaugural speech to the nation; reverting almost to the tone employed during the campaign.
Baldwin "wants everything to be dialed back right now.
The case dialed back to a complaint filed earlier by lawyer Aboul Nagga Mehrazy, who accused Rashawan of misappropriating state-owned plots of land.
Landlords dialed back the concessions last month as they continued their delicate balancing act with renters.
The Philippines had been the most vigorous critic of Chinese territorial claims, but Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte dialed back his country's objections, leaving Vietnam as the leading critic.
"People with celiac disease should avoid gluten; there's no doubt about that but, for the greater majority of people, the anti-gluten frenzy has gone too far and needs to be dialed back."
After a back-and-forth about who was most qualified to be president, Clinton and Sanders dialed back their criticism of one another on Friday.
Interest rate hike expectations had been dialed back to September in the wake of December's surprise drop in wages.
Although TD Ameritrade clients dialed back their equity exposure in August, they ramped it back up in September, sending the IMX to its third highest level since tracking of the index began.
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.