verb[no object] chiefly US
(Of a company) reduce staff numbers to levels so low that work can no longer be carried out effectively: make smart changes—don’t dumbsize
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- We have always suspected they wanted to dumbsize it, so that Ma and Pa kettle could buy beans over their TV, but this is the final straw for me.
- Downsizing is the process of moving from big systems to smaller systems; it's called rightsizing by those who keep their jobs and dumbsizing by those who are suddenly out of work.
- The necessity of out-sourcing maintenance and repair work has arisen from what has been variously called by some in the industry, downsizing, rightsizing, or sometimes, ‘dumbsizing.’
1990s: humorously, on the pattern of downsize.
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