Cut down

Do you know the English expression “to cut down“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Alan: I went to see the doctor today. He gave me some advice.

Mac: What did he say? Let me guess, he told you to cut down the number of cigarettes you smoke.

Alan: Yes. He also told me I was drinking too much and I should cut down.

Does it mean:

a) stop

b) halve

c) reduce

d) give up

The answer is below!↓

 

Answer: c) reduce