phase down

phase down

To reduce something in size or scale in incremental phases over time. A noun or pronoun can be used between "phase" and "down." The government claims that it will begin phasing down its military presence in that region. We'll have to phase the program down if we want to survive in this economy.
See also: down, phase
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