grade down

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vt sep (= put in lower grade)niedriger einstufen; exam paperschlechter benoten
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'This year we had a targert of 10.65 mean grade down from 8.62 of 2017.
This has brought my eye grade down or in the very least has kept it stable.
'This is a 42-point decline, and one grade down, from the neutral +7 in March 2018.
The 26-year-old, who started his career as a youth at Ibrox, reckons he's a much-improved performer thanks to his time at Pittodrie as he looks to make the grade down south.
Inspector Akbar Abbas, inspector Imtiaz Ahmed Butt have been demoted 1 grade down, while 2 year service of ASI Arshad Javed, 1 year of sub inspector Mohammad Younus and 2 year of ASI Zafar Iqbal has been confiscated.
David Goodwillie is the latest to head back across the border after failing to make the grade down south.
Just to correct your info though: The tier levels are - Tier 1 (best); 2 (one grade down); Tier 2 the Watch List (a third level down); 3 (fourth level down), etc.
This evening's finals are for A3 and A10 grade with Monmore having put such events from A1 grade down over.
Chronic prophylaxis should be reserved for frequently recurring infections, he emphasized, and the "goal is to grade down on the dose arbitrarily over a 6- to 12-month span, perhaps going to every other night or every third night, and then hopefully discontinuing this regime altogether," he said during a panel discussion on UTIs at the meeting.
Add all that to the distinctive triangular twin chrome exhaust pipes, leather steering wheel and drilled aluminium sports pedals inherited from the next grade down SE (1.8 litre) version and you've got a package that certainly looks the part.