ease off

idiom

variants or ease up
: to become less severe
The slope gradually eased off.
The pressure should ease up soon.

Examples of ease off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By summer 2023, the bank started to ease off, even pausing its hikes several times—though indicating more increases could follow. Aly J. Yale, wsj.com, 2 Nov. 2023 Some wondered if Miami might ease off Messi after winning Leagues Cup, which was the first major title in Inter Miami history. Cincinnati Enquirer, The Enquirer, 22 Aug. 2023 How the forecast could go off course Someday, inflation will decrease, the Fed will ease off on its rate increases, and mortgage rates will drop. Holden Lewis, oregonlive, 6 July 2023 Central banks had been making smaller interest rate moves as inflation began to ease off of recent highs. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 23 June 2023 This means the Federal Reserve can ease off its string of rate hikes, which have already caused cracks in the banking sector and markets more broadly. Michael Foster, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 There will always be an upstart looking to challenge Alabama’s supremacy, so Saban was never going to ease off the gas. John Talty | Jtalty@al.com, al, 1 Aug. 2022 Traders hope signs economic activity is slowing and inflation pressures easing might prompt the Fed to ease off its plans. Joe McDonald, ajc, 21 Nov. 2022 Mortgage rates in February continued to ease off their 2022 high of over 7% reached at the end of last year. Anna Bahney, CNN, 23 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Ease off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ease%20off. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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