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    soft pedal

    Dear teachers,

    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.



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    Re: soft pedal

    I have only seen soft-pedal used as a verb. " Alexander Hamiltonīs role in American history is often soft-pedaled." Your interpretation is correct.

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