Origin of watered-down
Examples from the Web for watered-down
The USA Freedom Act, once lauded by privacy and technology groups, passed the House today in a watered-down form.
The Hacked Off campaign, representing victims of press intrusion, claimed they got “second best” in the watered-down legislation.
We adopted a watered-down version of the Harvard blueprint with our daughters.The Secrets of Happy Families: Bruce Feiler’s Tips for Parenting|Bruce Feiler|March 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He apparently hoped to bring in the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, using some watered-down compromise on the military draft.
He let it be known that he would accept no watered-down law.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
There are no women's parts, and the Vice is a watered-down specimen of his class.