Definition of 'downsize'
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Why are elderly people reluctant to downsize? Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are downsizing our house and pooling our cash. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is also a big draw for retiring couples downsizing from the country. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The intention of the policy is to encourage people to downsize to smaller properties. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The couple now wanted to downsize and port the deal to the new home. Times, Sunday Times (2014) People downsize here from country houses near by. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Older people wanting to downsize also complain of a shortage of suitable properties. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Is it right to encourage older people to downsize? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Charities have warned that in some areas there are not enough smaller homes to allow people to downsize. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The only way out is to downsize the company, shedding extraneous staff and departments. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many people will downsize in retirement, releasing some capital. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why don't they sell their house and downsize to fund the search like most responsible parents would? The Sun (2008)A few years ago we had to downsize the business. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He is now selling to downsize, but is hoping to buy a smaller home on or near the high street. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Q We are selling our house and are downsizing to a flat. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A lot of small businesses are downsizing, giving up their work premises and asking staff to work from home. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Now they're downsizing to a smaller place in Winchester. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She explains'we're about to downsize our house and that means packing up the plants. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One reason for this scarcity is the number of older people opting to withdraw money from their homes, rather than sell these houses and downsize. Times, Sunday Times (2015)II-listed farmhouse with six bedrooms, but their three daughters have grown up and they are in the process of selling up so they can downsize. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Definition of downsize from the Collins English Dictionary
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