To make something less strong or potent is to "water it down"



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On today’s episode, you’ll hear that many of Europe’s top football teams are considering creating a “Super League,” potentially taking away from the national club leagues in which they now play. If they leave, or if they play fewer games in their national leagues, those leagues will be watered-down. That means they will be less powerful, less strong. Think of your favorite cocktail — maybe you like a martini or a gin-and-tonic or just a shot of tequila. Now picture your favorite drink with a lot of water added. Yeah — less powerful.

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