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to tone (something) down: to make (something) less forceful, strong, or noticeable
You should tone down your behavior before meeting the boss; don't shout or use rude language.
The government has toned down their strict policies on gay marriage. They are much less extreme than they used to be.
- "You may want to tone down your intelligence, and agree with everything she says, if you know what I mean."
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