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phase out

To gradually eliminate or remove someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "phase" and "out." Of course I'm worried—the corporate office is phasing out all of the jobs in our department! When was the two-dollar bill phased out of circulation?
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phase out

v.
To take something or someone out of service gradually or in stages: The company phased out the old model of vacuum cleaner, and it's hard to find any in the stores now. We will gradually phase the old schedule out to create a more efficient one.
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To phase out the benefit of the personal and dependency exemptions, the tax bracket on which the surtax is imposed is extended by an additional $11,480 for each exemption.
Specifically, the new simpler tax begins at 1 percent for adjusted gross income in excess of $120,000 on a joint return, and increases by about 2 percent for income greater than $150,000, which is where the minimum tax exemption begins to phase out. The bill would also increase the 2 percent floor on miscellaneous itemized deductions to 4 percent for adjusted gross incomes greater than $100,000.
The campaign represents a broadening of FoE Canada's activities into the area of toxic substances prevention and phase out. Dr.
The effect of either immediate repeal or a long-term phase out of the transfer tax on state revenues, Federal revenue, and income tax erosion raises concerns that should be considered and addressed.
These phase-outs should be eliminated or made uniform so benefits phase out at similar income levels and work in similar ways.
Intersection with the S&OP process ensures that both new and existing customer demands are met, while optimizing the cost of supply Once the strategic decision is made to phase out a product, a clearly defined and consistent method must be followed to ensure business benefits will result, with all effected stakeholders involved.
Phase-outs, depending upon location, will vary from 13 years with a 9 year phase out for some commercial and all industrial construction, to eight years with a four-year phase out for most of the areas.
of Oak Brook, Ill., evidently felt pressure to phase out the foam "clamshell" (see PT, Dec.