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water sth down

phrasal verb with water uk   /ˈwɔːtər/ us   verb
to intentionally make an idea, a proposal, or an opinion less extreme or forceful, usually so that other people will accept it: The report was watered down by the committee.
watered-down
adjective
The Senate approved a slightly watered-down version of the labour-reform bill.
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