soft-pedal

US 
UK 
  • v.低调处理;降低…的调门;对…轻描淡写
  • n.(用以减弱音量的)钢琴踏板;减弱效果的东西
  • Web弱音踏板
Simple Present:soft-pedals  Present Participle:soft-pedalling  Past Tense:soft-pedalled  
soft-pedal
v.
1.
[t][i]
(informal)
~ (on) sth
低调处理;降低…的调门;对…轻描淡写to treat sth as less serious or important than it really is
Television has been accused of soft-pedalling bad news.
有人指责电视对坏消息轻描淡写。

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