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    loudp is offline Newbie
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    "Removing the bottleneck"

    Hello everyone,

    I'd appreciate your help with the headline of a text I'm writing.
    It's about a process that was improved by switching out one inefficient part of it. It's supposed to be something like:

    "Removing the bottleneck"

    I'd like it to be more catchy, but I can't come up with a verb that's in line with the bottleneck metaphor. What are things you can literally do to a bottleneck to get rid of it in this sense?

    I was thinking about "Cutting the bottleneck" but I'm not sure. "Widening the bottleneck" is another possibility, I guess. But it doesn't sound quite right, either.

    Any ideas or comments? THANK YOU!

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    Re: "Removing the bottleneck"

    Maybe:

    eliminating the bottleneck

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    Re: "Removing the bottleneck"

    Thank you - yes, that one was on my list, too. But "eliminate" is a bit too abstract to be catchy, I think.

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    Re: "Removing the bottleneck"

    Clearing the bottleneck.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: "Removing the bottleneck"

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Clearing the bottleneck.
    That sounds great - so like you clear a hurdle, you can clear a bottleneck?

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    Re: "Removing the bottleneck"

    No. Like you clear a blockage, you can clear a bottleneck.

    You can't clear a bottleneck by jumping over it.

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