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Idiom of the week – Ratchet up/down

Posted by englishlessons on February 3, 2015

Definition:

increase/decrease something over time

Examples:

The recent publicity about health care costs is ratcheting up the pressure on legislators to address the problem.

As the election approached, both political candidates ratcheted up the spending on TV advertisements.

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