phase in something

phase in something
phase in (something) to introduce something gradually in stages.

The plan would phase in a pay raise for many state-government workers.

They added too many stores at once instead of phasing them in over time.

Opposite of: phase out (something)

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  • phase out something — phase out (something) to gradually stop providing or using something. The city decided to phase out half day kindergarten for 4 year olds in the public schools. Opposite of: phase in (something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • phase in — (something) to introduce something gradually in stages. The plan would phase in a pay raise for many state government workers. They added too many stores at once instead of phasing them in over time. Opposite of: phase out (something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • phase out — (something) to gradually stop providing or using something. The city decided to phase out half day kindergarten for 4 year olds in the public schools. Opposite of: phase in (something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • in phase of phase (with something) — in phase/out of phase (with sth) idiom (BrE) working/not working together in the right way • The traffic lights were out of phase. Main entry: ↑phaseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • in out of phase (with something) — in phase/out of phase (with sth) idiom (BrE) working/not working together in the right way • The traffic lights were out of phase. Main entry: ↑phaseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • phase — ▪ I. phase phase 1 [feɪz] noun [countable] 1. a part of a process of development or growth: • The company is conducting phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials with the drug. • The consortium will pay $92 million for insurance to cover the… …   Financial and business terms

  • phase in — verb introduce gradually • Ant: ↑phase out • Hypernyms: ↑introduce, ↑innovate • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * phase in ● phase …   Useful english dictionary

  • phase out — verb terminate gradually • Ant: ↑phase in • Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑terminate • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * [verb] wind down, close, ease off, eliminate, pull out, remove, run down, terminate, wind up, withdraw …   Useful english dictionary

  • phase — [feɪz] noun 1》 a distinct period or stage in a process of change or development.     ↘each of the aspects of the moon or a planet, according to the amount of its illumination. 2》 Zoology a genetic or seasonal variety of an animal s coloration. 3》 …   English new terms dictionary

  • phase — phase, aspect, side, facet, angle are comparable when they denote one of the possible ways in which an object of contemplation may be seen or may be presented. Phase may distinctly imply a change in the appearance of a thing without a change in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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