Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

downsize

downsize
Meaning(s)
1) make sth smaller
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • downsize an organization/workforce/house
  • Analysis
    The verb 'to downsize' means to make smaller. You might downsize your home in order to live in a smaller house or downsize your car in order to save on fuel. 'To downsize' can also refer to businesses letting staff go in order to save money. "We will have to downsize considerably if we are going to survive the economic crash." 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The media company's workforce was downsized following a difficult financial year.
    2. We need to downsize if we're going to survive, said the restaurant owner.
    3. When our children moved out, we decided to downsize because we didn't need the big house anymore.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The media company's workforce was downsized following a difficult financial year.
    2. We need to downsize if we're going to survive, said the restaurant owner.
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