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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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He reduced his price target on Syndax shares to $6 from $24 after "dialing back" his expectations for entinostat.
Analysts expect Iranian crude exports to fall by between 500,000 and 1.3 million barrels per day, with buyers in Japan, South Korea and India already dialing back orders.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday the United States and China had agreed to drop their tariff threats, while China on Monday praised a significant dialing back of tensions.
Former President Benigno Aquino also mulled dialing back on incentives but disagreements on which sectors they'll take perks away from ended in a stalemate.
In its report, The State of the World's Human Rights, Amnesty International said the feeble response of world leaders to crimes against humanity, war crimes and other violations in many parts of the world showed that governments had been dialing back decades of hard-won protections.
Tenants continue to stick to a strict regimen of space densification, whether it is the shrinking of Manhattan law firms and banks, the federal government radically reducing the space allocated per employee in D.C., or tech companies dialing back on office space in San Francisco."
Trump denied a report that he had a conversation with the Secret Service about what was widely interpreted as a suggestion that gun owners should shoot Hillary Clinton, but he's responded to the outcry by dialing back his attacks on his opponent, New York Magazine reported.
Co-executive producer Danny Strong told the (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/empire-season-3-promises-bigger-badder-bolder-article-1.2575504) New York Daily News in March that they would be "dialing back" on the amount of guests they include this season.
Despite admitting to killing three American citizens, at least one of whom was absolutely innocent and the victim of a drone strike, President Obama has no intention of dialing back on the deadly attacks that are the prime tactic in the "War on Terror."
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 higher saving rate may reflect a dialing back in spending by wealthy households, who command a larger share of assets and have a greater ability to tuck money away, compared with lower-income families, said Michael Madowitz, an economist at the Center for American Progress in Washington.
While we won't recommend dialing back to an older version of Android, but several Nexus users across the interweb have attested to the fact that their Nexus 4 power button woes have reduced or completely disappeared as soon as they've abandoned Android KitKat to go back a step in time and installed an older version of Android.
But even before Scheindlin's ruling, the NYPD was dialing back the program.
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.
Concerns that the Fed may start dialing back the stimulus sooner than expected pushed bond yields and mortgage rates higher.