cut down (on)

Definition

phrasal verb
to reduce suddenly the amount of something used
ExamplesThe government is cutting down on welfare expenditure. • The office is trying to cut down on electricity consumption. • We have installed networked computers to cut down on paperwork.

Use cut down (on) in a sentence

There was a big cut down on spending in the firm and we had to start saving more money for ourselves.

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You may have to make a sudden cut down on your production if you find that you are not selling as much as before.

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The cut down of spending occurred during the previous quarter and the methods of reducing our budget were carried forward into this year as well.

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