Idiom of the week – Dial back
Posted by englishlessons on January 13, 2014
decrease in intensity/strength
We advised him to dial back his anger. He needs to control his temper in meetings.
Her sales approach is too aggressive. She needs to dial it back a bit.
Picture moving the dial back on a control panel to reduce the volume.
Note that “dial back” is a phrasal verb. Phrasal verbs are included on the TOEFL® test as they are so frequent in English.
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