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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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Plus, an automatic transmission will downshift "automatically'' anyway as you're stopping.
The desire to downshift is often driven by people experiencing a lack of challenge in their jobs.
In a kind of compromise between manual and automatic that even the stick shift-averse can master, there's no clutch, and the car downshifts by itself, making for far less work in stop-and-go city traffic.
Expect to see quicker economic growth during the first quarter of 2006 before the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) downshifts to a more moderate pace through the rest of the year, according to a survey of 51 forecasters polled by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
The power-shift transmission also features an Auto Load mode that downshifts automatically when the workload increases.
The hand flutters for a feather through a fast kink and up go two fingers for two downshifts.
If Horn exercises them with the rigor of a linguist, Jack Pierson approaches the picture book a shade more languidly, and sometimes downshifts to full swoon.
1983) obtained NCE repeatedly over five downshifts in deprived subjects who received 2-day alternations of 4% and 32% sucrose solutions.
Over millions of years, it varies whenever the planet's metabolism kicks into high gear or downshifts.
With the Sport mode engaged, up- and downshifts are only made at engine speeds above 3000 rpm, and downshifts for engine braking are subject to less delay and take place at higher engine speeds.
The vehicle features optional anti-lock brakes and ABS, an assist and a slipper clutch to prevent dangerous wheel lock-ups on quick downshifts.
Downshifts are made with very short response times and lead directly to the requested gear.
It is programmed such that the gear above and the gear below the one the vehicle is driving in are selected so that when the driver upshifts or downshifts (there are paddles on the steering wheel at 9 and 3 or the gear shifter can be used), there's no lag.
Packing 604 horses at 5,500 rpm, this rear-wheel drive, five-speed automatic boasts a twin-turbocharged V-12 en9ine and AMG SpeedShift, which provides 35% faster gear shifts as well as automatic downshifts during braking.
To shift up or down, the driver merely tips + or - respectively, and the system even blips the throttle when the driver downshifts to smoothe changes.