Keep it down to a dull roar

verb phrase

To be quiet, or quieter: How about keeping the noise level down to a dull roar?/ Earl thrives on controversy, and we’re trying so hard to go the other way or, at least, keep it to a loud roar (1940s+)


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    Continue to do or maintain something, as in They were playing loud music, and they kept it up all night long. [ Mid-1700s ] Also see: keep up, def. 4.

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