Значение идиомы taper off

[taper off] {v.} 1. To come to an end little by little; becomesmaller toward the end.

The river tapers off here and becomes abrook.

2. To stop a habit gradually; do something less and lessoften.

Robert gave up smoking all at once instead of tapering off.

Contrast: COLD TURKEY.

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Значение идиомы taper off