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Water

In auto sales, a slang term for false equity. For example, water occurs when a car owner claims $3,000 in equity on a vehicle when she only has $1,500 in equity.
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John Bacon and Ken Willard, both of whom supported standards that water down evolution and favor "intelligent design," won their primaries.
Dump a bucket of water down the drain to refill the trap.
Everyday, Americans flush 6.8 billion gallons of water down their toilets.
Rather than water down our beliefs--the approach of the last 30-odd years--why not stand up, rejoice and sing the praises of Jesus loudly and clearly?
Historic Old Pulteney distillery in Wick pours millions of litres of hot water down the drain each year.
Pour indicates a flow, either literally ('He poured the water down the drain') or figuratively ('The rioters poured through the streets')" (Bryson).
Nevertheless, believing that it would be wrong to water down their Christian message and that their God-given, constitutionally protected rights supersede school district policy, the Bible Club students went ahead with the project.
Meaning of course, it is more virtuous to water down our kids' faith than to defend it and perhaps in so doing, offend someone w ho disagrees with it.
13) Nothing in the procurement process requires the contracting officer to water down the specs to increase competition.
"We felt that by having a specialty in terms of product, in order to create growth, we had to diversify geographically, and we didn't want to water down our specialization," Knudsen says.