level off

verb
leveled off or levelled off; leveling off or levelling off; levels off

Definition of level off

intransitive verb

: to approach or reach a steady rate, volume, or amount : stabilize expect prices to level off

First Known Use of level off

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of level off was in 1917

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“Level off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/level%20off. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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