scale back

scaledown

[skeyl-doun]
noun
a reduction in size, quantity, or activity according to a fixed scale or proportion: a scaledown of military expenditures.
Also called scaleback [skeyl-bak] .


Origin:
1930–35; noun use of verb phrase scale down

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vb
(adverb) to reduce or make a reduction in the level of activity, extent, numbers, etc

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