tone down[ tohn ]SEE DEFINITION OF tone down
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TONE DOWN
She must do something to tone down the beating of her heart.
I thought you ought to tone down a little, so I tried to put you wise.
"And you might tone down the family notes for him," suggested Fairy.
I proposed to Mashko, too, to tone down that note, but he would not.
She vainly tried to tone down her flushed cheeks with powder.
I shall not attempt to tone down the crudeness of Hungerford's language.
He just sat there and grinned, making no attempt to tone down the set.
Many men are fops in their youth who tone down wonderfully when they get old.
As it was, we had to tone down some of the naughtiest passages and songs.
I only regret that I have had to tone down so much of dialect in her versions.