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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyscale down
he/she/itscales down
present participlescaling down
past tensescaled down
past participlescaled down

or scale back

  1. to make something smaller in size, amount etc than it used to be

    The search operation has been scaled down.

    a scaled-down peacekeeping force

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mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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