on the decrease

idiom

: becoming less in size, amount, number, etc. : decreasing
The number of college applications is on the decrease.

Examples of on the decrease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The median home in Central Indiana cost $277,000, which is on the decrease. Joe Mutascio, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Feb. 2023 As the system moves northward, winds would be on the decrease Sunday. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 30 July 2020 Some of those, as well as some other counties that had case counts on the decrease, had an early warning asterisk indicating a problem could be arising. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, 12 June 2020 Indiana’s coronavirus situation based on five metrics on its dashboard, noted Friday that positive cases and deaths have been on the decrease over a seven-day rolling average; hospital admissions have been on the increase, and emergency room and intensive care unit admissions are inconclusive. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, 28 Aug. 2020 Through tonight: Clouds will continue to be on the decrease. Greg Porter, Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2023 New York Times, McCollum explained that the decision to close the production temporarily was based partly on the decrease in COVID-19 cases across New York City — something that prompted Gov. Kathy Hochul to drop the state’s indoor mask mandate starting Feb. 8. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2022 As this happens, the brain picks up on the decrease of oxygen and wakes the person up from their sleep to breathe. Deirdre Mundorf, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2021 With cases on the decrease and the number of vaccinated people increasing locally, officials are taking a cautious return to normalcy, with some adjustments. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Mar. 2021 See More

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“On the decrease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20decrease. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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