watered down

 

Definition:

 

Weakened or diluted; something that has been made less powerful or potent.

 

Example:

 

1) The movie is a watered down version of the book.
2) Tipsy McStagger's is a pretty good pub. The only problem is that the bartender waters down the drinks.

 

Etymology:

 

If you want to dilute the concentrate of a solution, you add water to it.

 

How do you say it in Russian?

Разбавлять, ослаблять, понижать
 

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