One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A gradual lessening of activity, intensity, or scale as something comes to an end.‘the wind-down of space exploration’
- ‘Each Sunday night we have dinner with Kian, Amelia, Ivy and Tom as a wind-down to the weekend.’
- ‘But if I wasn't doing it, I'd be on the wind-down to Christmas, so it's nice to get a piece of work out of it.’
- ‘Again the Government changed tack, introducing a phased wind-down of the scheme for an additional six months.’
- ‘However, the final minute is just a wind-down of the main elements, for mixing purposes, so you've not missed anything too critical.’
- ‘The final track comes as a wind-down, complete with wave sounds and lullaby-like female cooings.’
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