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scale back

vb
(adverb) to reduce or make a reduction in the level of activity, extent, numbers, etc
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Italy could scale back a levy on financial transactions that was introduced about three years ago.
As a result Gwent Police has taken the decision to scale back search efforts.
central bank will scale back its massive bond-buying program.
Summary: Brent oil futures fell towards $104 per barrel on Tuesday, on concerns that the US Federal Reserve might scale back its quantitative easing programme, which could damage fragile demand.
Delays in starting and agreeing a deal with the Government over how much money they will get back has forced the firm to scale back planned work.
Delays in starting and agreeing a deal with the Government over how much money it'll get back to help with the finances has forced the firm to scale back planned work.
That shouldn't be too much of a surprise in light of the fact that MetLife declared its intention to scale back variable annuity sales last year.
The authority is to scale back production at the Shelforce factory in Erdington and could leave the firm with as few as 13 full time staff.
6 December 2012 - US financial services major Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) said it might sell or scale back its consumer banking business in Turkey as part of a new global strategy to boost operating efficiency by means of reducing excess capacity and expenses.
17 said it plans to scale back the amount of stops in Bermuda, citing reduced guest demand.
The shorter hours and employee layoffs follow Tesco's decision last month to scale back the size of Fresh & Easy's corporate office staff.
The jobs market is facing a "slow, painful contraction" as firms scale back on recruitment, according to a new report.