I asked someone to reduce the amount of content that he provided to be included in a website and he suggested he can pair done the information.

What does pair done mean?

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    What you heard was not pair done but pare down--that is, take "slices" off of it to make it smaller. – StoneyB Mar 7 '14 at 3:28
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is based on a misunderstanding. – anongoodnurse Mar 7 '14 at 3:37
  • OK possibly. He wrote pair done in the email. Maybe it's autocorrect. Your answer looks plausible. Thank you – Mun Mar 7 '14 at 3:38

The correct phrase is "pare down":

pare down — decrease gradually or bit by bit

It is commonly incorrectly written as "pair down".

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