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tone sth down

phrasal verb with tone uk   /təʊn/  us   /toʊn/ verb [T] (also tone up)
to make something less ​forceful or ​offensive, usually a ​piece of writing or a ​speech: Some of the language in the ​originalplay has been ​toned down for the ​televisionversion.
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