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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With interest rates expected to edge down later in the year, and shares quite likely to struggle, residential auction rooms will see plenty of hot money in the coming months.
Yield levels are expected to edge down further, particularly as some countries get closer to adopting the Euro.
The momentum in the job market is such that most economists, inside the Fed and out, expect the unemployment rate to edge down even further.
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.