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verb (used with object), right·sized, right·siz·ing.
  1. to adjust to an appropriate size: Layoffs will be necessary to rightsize our workforce.

Origin of rightsize

First recorded in 1985–90
Can be confuseddownsize fire lay off rightsize terminate
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British Dictionary definitions for rightsizing


  1. to restructure (an organization) to cut costs and improve effectiveness without ruthlessly downsizing
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