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level-off

[ lev-uhl-awf, -of ]
/ ˈlɛv əlˈɔf, -ˈɒf /
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noun Aeronautics.

the maneuver of bringing an aircraft into a horizontal flying position after an ascent or descent.

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Origin of level-off

First recorded in 1925–30; noun use of verb phrase level off
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Idioms and Phrases with level-off

level off

Move toward stability or consistency, as in Prices have leveled off. This idiom transfers a physical flattening to a figurative one. [Mid-1900s]

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