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Idiom of the week – Whittle something down

Posted by englishlessons on December 12, 2014


cut or diminish something to a more appropriate size


My manager asked me to whittle down the number of projects for next year because of budget constraints.

The bridal couple had trouble whittling down the list of guests for their wedding as they both came from very big families. Programs:

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