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IDIOMS WITH WATER: ‘WATER SOMETHING DOWN’

Hello readers! Welcome to day four of our lessons about idioms with the word WATER.

Today we are looking at the phrasal verb TO WATER SOMETHING DOWN

Definition: to dilute or weaken. It could be physical dilution (imagine adding water to wine) or a metaphoric dilution (see example 2 below).

Example 1: This coffee is strong. I need to water it down

Example 2: He watered down his speech because he didn’t want everyone in the company to know how serious the financial problems are. 

This phrasal verb is transitive and separable

That concludes today's lesson. Thank you for reading and have a great day!