With their bottom lines at breaking point, companies known for lavish holiday celebrations are downsizing.
Paul seems as passionate about ending the Federal Reserve as he is about downsizing the Department of Defense.
For his tireless assault on evolutionary biology and downsizing the deity to fit within science, I give Meyer second place.
To reduce in number, especially personnel: “The company decided to downsize half the workers in the aircraft division.” It can also be used in reference to objects: “I decided to downsize my wardrobe and threw out all my old T-shirts.”
Note: Downsize is a recent euphemism for “fire, lay off.” Company managers often use this term in an attempt to soften the blow of wide-scale layoffs.
To reduce the size of a company by eliminating employees, in order to increase profits (1980s+)