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"I dumbed it down."
"Government requires that we lower the bar."
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'Can't you dumb it down more, Ms. Slemrod?'
"With their short attention spans, we've gone from epic poetry to limericks."
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"If they insist we dumb-down the classes, I suggest we award them a dumbed-down diploma."
"Too much TV makes you stupid."
"I couldn't believe it either, but Heaven really is a dumbed-down book fair."
'Today I have dumbed-down philosophy, followed by dumbed-down chemistry and dumbed-down English lit.'
'U.S. Department of Dumbed-Down Intelligence.'
'In tonight's dumbed-down concert, everything will be played very slowly.'
"I appreciate you helping me with my homework, but you need to dumb it down a bit so it conforms to the national curriculum."
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"I'm here at the actual location and here is the very dustbin that had been knocked over sometime last evening. Luckily, no celebrities were involved in the incident..."
Go To Sleep Britain...
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"Look at this textbook, and tell me textbooks haven't been dumbed down."
"Shall I give my supporters your detailed policy speech, or just tweet them a string of sports cliches?"
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"A wise choice sir! Aah. . . Da Vinci - a genius of the Renaissance and a man who changed the face of art forever! Would you like that as a bookmark, a pencil sharpener or a fridge magnet. . . ?"
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"I know - let's make a programme about people's complaints about our bloody awful programmes...!!"
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Welcome to: Dumbed-Down Britain! Please reduce your expectations now...
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"The only thing good on TV is my drink."
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Celebrity 10 o'clock news...
"It means this show has been dumbed down to the level of people who couldn't pour water out of a boot, even if the instructions were printed on the heel."
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"I find TV educational. When it's on, I go and read a book."
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"Do you think that social media is dumbing-down the art of conversation?"