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Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
The children are to learn that Alexander Hamilton was a good American, but the soft pedal will be put on Tomas Jefferson.
soft pedal = something that de-emphasizes, restrains, or plays down,
Thank you for your efforts.
I have only seen soft-pedal used as a verb. " Alexander Hamiltonīs role in American history is often soft-pedaled." Your interpretation is correct.