ratchet down

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Verb1.ratchet down - move by degrees in one direction only; "a ratcheting lopping tool"
advance, march on, move on, progress, pass on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
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During the G20 Summit this year, the US and Chinese presidents met up and reached an agreement to ratchet down their trade fight.
The dot plot median is likely to ratchet down from December which showed two tightenings this year and one in 2020, but the extent is the key.
The Global Warming Solutions Act mandates that Massachusetts ratchet down its carbon pollution by 2050.
It could bring down Angela Merkel's governing coalition in Germany, though a migration deal struck this week might ratchet down the political pressure.
Interestingly, Weisler clarified that HP's goal isn't just to gain share but to gain "profitable share." The idea here is that it's easy to gain share if you ratchet down prices enough, but such a move wouldn't necessarily maximize a company's profitability.
Notwithstanding the defectors' political gimmick, it is crystal clear that separation of legislators did surely inflict sever dent to Party as national political party and will proportionately ratchet down its national stature accordingly as country's one of the major parties.
It will be interesting to see how effectively (or even if) the FAA can ratchet down the price-gouging at greedy corporate FBOs on many larger-city airports.
Since Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan and Asif Zardari do at least agree that the ballot box is sacred and the electoral process paramount, can they and their parties not find a way to ratchet down campaign-related tensions?
Environmental Protection Administrator Scott Pruitt this week expressing opposition to the potential repeal of the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era plan to ratchet down planet-warming carbon emissions.
So the bear behavioral intelligence system evolved to ratchet down dramatically, and they sleep through the winter.
The set, an enclosure of dark brown paneling with three doorless openings, helped to frame the space and ratchet down the focus on the dueling characters, helping convey the emotional intensity while allowing for a sense of intimacy where needed.
March 19, 2016 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese government claimed on Saturday that the government of neigbouring Sudan intends to abrogate the cooperation agreement which the two sides had signed in 2012 to ratchet down tensions between the two countries.