Synonyms for whittle down
- cut back
- cut down
- blue pencil
- boil down
- even up
- pare down
- put in a nutshell
- slice off
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHITTLE DOWN
He admits of no exception to whittle down this great and divine law of love.
He proposed to whittle down these claims by raising the number of Irish members in the United Parliament either to 127 or 141.
Mr. Hatfield had warned them that Mr. Merrimac might be inclined to whittle down the five hundred dollar pledge.
Money is the only thing that moves her, and when she has taken a bribe she will whittle down the service to the finest point.
Ive got to whittle down the end of the mast to make it fit in, declared Tom after a trial.
It would be midsummer madness to reject or whittle down a claim so backed.