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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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At the school's Infineon Raceway, we started out practicing the heel- and-toe downshift tap dance that allows us to work three pedals with two feet.
They reckon 40% of people in the UK under 35 are making plans to downshift - with 1.
It is important to plan because you are still going to have to do something when you downshift and you will need to have some money to live on.
32 bis) is the top-selling modem type, because it will automatically downshift when it encounters a slower machine.
And - provided you stayed in high gear and didn't downshift - that would be the optimum speed for maximum fuel efficiency.
Time ``to do some make-Stella-feel-good stuff,'' to take a load off, downshift, decompress, get the windows washed, cook low-fat meals, catch up with long-neglected friends and relatives, even read some books.
Nader, 62, a longtime consumer safety advocate and now the Green Party's presidential candidate, said Pena, Ricardo Martinez, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, and Federal Highway Administration Administrator Rodney Slater have overseen a dangerous downshift in the effort to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
Harris' handwired function-specific DSP ICs offload tasks from stored program DSP processors and downshift the digital information to speeds that the DSP processors can handle.
Everyone quickly zeros in on her perceived predicament, the women going into matchmaking overdrive while the men mostly downshift into hopeless seduction gear.
When driving on steep grades, owners should avoid "riding the brakes" and downshift the transmission to a lower gear to control speed.
Riders can even downshift while stationary for a fast, easy start.
HANNOVER, Germany -- Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse Features 1600 dpi Resolution with Ability to Downshift to as Low as 400 dpi
If engine braking tends to produce wheel slip, as on a very slippery surface when the driver first lets off the accelerator or their is a downshift of the transmission while decelerating, the system acts to reduce engine braking by selective control of the throttle, fuel injection system and ignition.
As Piazza tried to downshift out of his home-run trot, he stumbled rounding first base, and when he put his right hand down to break his fall, he tore a ligament in his thumb.
An elderly, blind fighter of just causes taking on the sands of time imploring him to downshift his life to a nice, slow walk.