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whit·tle down

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  1. whittle away, whittle down, wear awayverb

    cut away in small pieces

    Synonyms:
    eat at, wear away, whittle away, wear off, gnaw, gnaw at, erode

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  1. Mike Pompeo:

    I regret that he chose not to consider every American, we shouldn't whittle down the talent pool and choose people for reasons that are inconsistent with the American tradition. Brown Jackson, nominated to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on pending judicial nominations on Capitol Hill, April 28, 2021. ( Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images).

  2. Mark Cutifani:

    This strategy generally has a net negative effect, moreover, we can't rely on a reversal of this price slump any time soon. 2016 is already shaping up to be the most challenging yet. Opinions are divided on whether we have reached the bottom of the cycle... So things may still get worse before they get better. Anglo American announced plans in December to whittle down Anglo American business to cope with severe falls in commodity prices. The plan involves offloading three-fifths of its assets.

  3. Paul Joynson-Hicks:

    I cant believe the incredible amount of entries we have achieved in our first year and from so many different countries, its very exciting indeed, judging was incredibly hard as we had a lot of hilarious images to try and whittle down to the final 45. I think people have really enjoyed this competition, something a little bit different. It definitely exceeds our expectations for our inaugural year.


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