Meaning of “strip sth away” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “strip sth away” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"strip sth away" in Business English

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strip sth away

phrasal verb with strip uk /strɪp/ us verb [ T ] -pp-

to get rid of something that is considered not to be necessary:

Stripping away layers of bureaucracy would release the extra money necessary to develop services that patients really need.

to remove a large amount of money, for example from a budget, so that there is less to spend:

Most of their profits have been stripped away by competitors.

(Definition of “strip sth away” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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