Idiom: to take it down a notch

Definition: to reduce the intensity, to relax a little


I am an intense person, and I was scaring our customers. My boss asked me to take it down a notch, to relax a little when we meet customers.

You have been working way too hard, and it is hurting your performance. Remember, this is a big project that will last two years. You need to take it down a notch.


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