Dumb down - definition of dumb down by The Free Dictionary
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(tr) to make or become less intellectually demanding or sophisticated: attempts to dumb down news coverage.
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"There was some suggestion that when tariffs first came in one of the weapons racecourses used was to dumb down
," he added.
This is a heinous attempt to "dumb down
" the level of political debate so that his own transgressions might be forgotten.
He accuses ministers of manipulating the way exams are assessed to dumb down
His calls for scientists to develop greater savvy in public relations have caused some grumbling among evolutionists worried that following such advice will require them to glitz up and dumb down