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Pare Down

What Does "Pare Down" Mean?

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"Pare down" is an English idiom. It means "to reduce or simplify something by removing unnecessary elements or details."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "pare down" used in a sentence:
  • The company decided to pare down its product line to focus on core offerings.
  • When moving to a smaller apartment, she had to pare down her possessions.
  • He advised her to pare down her speech and stick to the essential points.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Pare Down" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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