Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

dumb down

dumb down
Meaning(s)
1) make something simpler and easier for people to understand
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    • dumb down a speech so that the audience can better understand it
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Some people think that television has been dumbed down a lot in order to increase viewing figures.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The company have adopted a dumbed-down approach to training new recruits in order to get them up to speed quicker. 
    2. Your presentation is far too technical. I think it needs dumbing down so that people who don't work in the financial sector can better understand what you're trying to say.
    3. The teacher decided that it would be best to dumb down the course material a little after many of his students failed their exam.
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