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scale back

To minimize or reduce something in size or scope. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scale" and "back." With such a dramatic decrease in funding, we're going to have to scale back on our project now.
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scale back

v.
To reduce the scope or extent of something according to a standard or by degrees; reduce something in calculated amounts: The company scaled back the scheduled pay increase. After reviewing its budget, the school scaled its sports activities back.
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This scaling back "works" in terms of making it feasible to manage two paid jobs along with the "job" at home, but can end up damaging a women's long-term career attainment.
British Aerospace, which makes small components for the affected models and for engines maker Rolls-Royce, said it was too early to tell if any scaling back of operations was needed.
Over the intermediate run, however, the flexibility to lend by other banks and the increased supply of credit from nonbank sources are likely to be sufficient to ensure that credit market conditions on a worldwide basis will not be substantially weakened by a scaling back by Japanese banks.
Contrary to speculation that Du Pont might soon be shedding some product categories, the company plans to retain all its existing engineering thermoplastic lines, focusing on its traditional resin strengths while markedly scaling back research and development on new polymer technology, according to Edgar S.
Public companies are also scaling back stock awards due to expensing requirements, investor dilution and the back-dating scandals," Broman added, "allowing the new era of dot com companies to attract top talent.
Global Banking News-March 11, 2016--Barclays Africa CEO says scaling back due to regulatory challenges
central bank's scaling back of its massive bond-buying program.
The energy giants are scaling back the workforce at the proposed new Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset.
Despite the free use of Trafalgar Square and up to Au100,000 of funding from the Mayor of London, just 10 days before the event Pride organisers announced a financial shortfall resulting in significant scaling back of the parade and planned entertainment.
is scaling back its Los Angeles operations by eliminating nonstop service there to all cities but Denver.
Dow Jones has proposed scaling back the 50-year-old retirement plan, under which it contributes about 15% of each employee's annual salary.
But even as the Pentagon adds further billions to the $32 billion we've already spent on ballistic missile defense, it's scaling back the U.
Copernic Enterprise Search meets the distinct needs of the small and medium-sized business, without scaling back on critical features or functionality - providing advanced, robust search capabilities.