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  • v. Present participle of downshift.
  • n. A social trend towards living a simpler, less ambitious life with a better work-life balance.


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  • Still, Daum says authorities have been a bit awkward in "downshifting" now that it appears the US situation isn't dire.


  • Still, Daum says authorities have been a bit awkward in "downshifting" now that it appears the U.S. situation isn't dire.

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  • From the slow food movement to the rise in 'downshifting', there is a growing thirst in society to slow things down, for the sake of our wellbeing. "(page 21).

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  • The BOE's agents report a softer housing market, lower hiring intentions among consumer-facing firms, slower or even declining retail sales and a continued downshifting to cheaper goods and services.

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  • Although I did hit all the tourist hotspots, such as the Alhambra a famous Moorish palace and symbol of the Andalusian Islamic legacy, I focused on downshifting from my New York pace and immersing myself in the Spanish culture -- Americans should definitely consider adopting the siesta!

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  • Instead of a single lever that is pushed up or down, the Metron uses a TT-brake-style lever to pull in cable, downshifting the rear derailleur or upshifting the front.

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  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. expects oil demand to grow by as much as 1.2 million barrels a day this year, despite worries that the U.S. is downshifting to another recession, with turmoil in the U.S. and Europe cutting just 250,000 barrels a day from its earlier forecast.

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  • Asia's emerging-market growth engines appear to be downshifting in the face of rising inflation and interest-rate increases.

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  • Working with his financial adviser, Mr. Deal is now looking at stock investments only on a very long time horizon—20 years—and downshifting to expect lower-than-average returns of 8% per year for that period.

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