Narrow down <> Scale down


Senior Member
Italian-Elba Island : Spanish-Colombia,

Could you please explain me what's the difference between ''narrow down'' and ''scale down'' ?

For example:

I've got to scale/narrow down the visits to my parents' house to once a week

Thank you in advance
  • WyomingSue

    Senior Member
    "Narrow down" doesn't seem very common--it would have to be something that can be wide. "After you leave town the road begins to narrow." I don't think you would say "down," but I guess you could.
    You could scale back/down on things you can quantify: Scale back/down on desserts, scale down the visits ...
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