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watered-down

1. Literally, of a drink or solution that has been diluted with water. To reduce my daughter's sugar intake, I give her watered-down juice. That cleaner has such a strong smell that I can only use a watered-down version of it.
2. Inferior. That movie was terrible—it's basically just a watered-down version of The Godfather.
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Six weeks later, officers returned to test all the spirits on sale and five bottles were found to have been watered down.
According to former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, Arthur Levitt, the Volcker rule could be watered down following intense lobbying by banking groups.
The irony is, The Washington Monthly has learned, that the series on low morale which raised the secretarys ire had already been watered down by the paper's editors.
Six weeks later, officers returned and five bottles were found to have been watered down.
not watered down with NDP-oriented social justice or Mother Earth issues.
Although wary senators watered down Johnson's proposal before it was approved as part of the education bill (S.
But it has emerged the promises have been watered down - leaving Hague open to attack from Labour.
Amidst speculation that Basel III norms would be watered down because of intense lobbying by banks, a top Spanish official has announced that provisions under Basel III would be implemented without any change.
That's because 21 states have concocted watered down no-fault systems--fake no-fault--that in some cases is worse than the tort system it replaces.