To edge down

(Naut.) to approach by slow degrees, as when a sailing vessel approaches an object in an oblique direction from the windward.

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Both measures continued to edge down from their recent highs in June 2003.
Yield levels are expected to edge down further, particularly as some countries get closer to adopting the Euro.
Although nonfood, non-energy consumer prices had risen somewhat faster in recent months, the twelve-month change in this index had continued to edge down.
Loans to foreign governments posted another large decline, and business loans to foreigners continued to edge down.