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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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Buoyed by this bit of insight, I tweaked my favorite recipe for sweet hamantaschen dough, dialing back the sugar and adding dried herbs to create a "cookie" worthy of a thick, sweet potatoParmesan puree, a tangy tomato-beef mixture, or any other savory filling you dream up.
The change in the economy's fortunes, which gave the Federal Reserve confidence last month to start dialing back its massive monetary stimulus, reflects waning fiscal uncertainty after lawmakers in Washington agreed on a two-year budget.
Furthering NBC's goal of dialing back the clock to happier days, "Sean Saves the World" brings Sean Hayes back to Thursday nights, joining Michael J.
Was the Fed's vote to delay dialing back its stimulus a signal that the U.
After dialing back equity market exposure in May, many clients treated the dip in June as a buying opportunity and increased their equity market exposure.
Steele, whose tenure as Republican National Committee chairman has often rattled party elders, began dialing back yesterday but did not apologize.
The UNWTO in mid last year already encouraged the global tourism sectors to move towards low carbon travel and presented a detailed report to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in response to increasingly visible climate change, playing its part in nudging the aviation, hospitality, and related subsectors towards making efforts towards going green and first capping and then dialing back carbon emissions related to their line of work and business.
Verizon Wireless is dialing back on its exclusivity agreements with handset makers after pressure from U.
Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world's largest oil companies and a relatively big backer of alternative renewable energy development in recent years, announced last week that it is dialing back its investments in wind, solar and hydroelectric projects.
The New York Times' Tim Arango and Stuart Elliott report that the auto industry has been sharply dialing back its advertising spend down $414 million in Q1 compared to the same quarter last year.
This year, ``Desperate Housewives'' returns to its wicked wit, dialing back but certainly not eradicating the melodrama.
The hometown crowd is a friendly blend of Delaware old-timers and GLBT retirees--or wannabe retirees like me who have decided to spend their waning working years dialing back careers and doing something rewarding in a place they love.
And Bill Shine, executive producer of Fox News, stated, "Day by day, we are dialing back on their use and attempting to put them in context.
TXU Energy notes that dialing back the A/C and making efforts to turn off lights and other things to conserve will always help lower your bill versus using more electricity.
He points out that Breathmakers actually represents a dialing back of mint taste profiles, away from mints in the industry that have become almost painfully harsh, to an effective breath mint that is still pleasurable to use.