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a change from a financially rewarding but stressful career to a less well paid but more fulfilling one

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a change to a lower gear in a car or bicycle

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I kept running into passages where the transmission would downshift mid-turn causing the weight to shift awkwardly.
3 describes the power-on downshift control that helps to achieve a direct response to accelerator operation.
The largest operations (2,000 or more acres) were significantly less likely to downshift to generic crop protection products, which may reflect their increased bargaining power.
Gear shift strategy comprises of gear shift lines for upshift and downshift of transmission gear.
Under certain conditions, the transmission controls could force a temporary downshift into first gear," the company said in a statement Wednesday.
So making harder downshifts will decrease the life of your transmission a little bit.
This means that the driver can simply hold the downshift paddle in while braking and allow the car to change to lower gears until the paddle is released.
If the driver requests a downshift when the vehicle is travelling too fast, the transmission will remember the request and make the shift when the speed drops to an appropriate level.
7, embraces a strong collective desire to downshift with its theme of Slow Design.
The only time you should downshift to slow down is when you're descending a long hill.
Analysts said the downshift will prompt authorities to further ease monetary and fiscal policies, which may stimulate the economy starting from the second quarter of 2012, Xinhua reported Monday.
On the track one never feels the need to downshift manually via the handlebar-mounted switches.
Such endeavors to redefine "the good life" are not only reflected in individual decisions to downshift, but also in the growing popularity of transition towns, the collective rebuilding of local economies and the climate justice movement's vocal critique of overconsumption.
Gary Dugan, chief investment officer, private banking at Emirates NBD said: "To be sure, the emerging market economies will feel the effect of the downshift in G7 growth, however, the strength of domestic demand in the emerging economies means they are better able to cope with a drop off in external demand.