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addaword.gifdefinition of dial

phrase
dial sth down; also dial it down: to reduce the tension or intensity of a situation
I am told that the two men have agreed that they need to "dial down" the extent to which the two parties pick public fights with each other before the coalition becomes fatally fractured and factionalised.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 22/04/2012 16:36:00
Definition of dial from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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