Brian MacDonald is one driver attracted by GM's new crossovers. An investment-fund manager in California, Mr. MacDonald has driven nothing but BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes for the past 20 years. But last month, with the lease on his Mercedes ML-Class winding down, Mr. MacDonald leased a $45,000 Enclave, the most luxurious of GM's three models.
wind (sth) down (END) phrasal verb [M]
1 to end gradually or in stages, or to cause something to do this:
The government intends to wind the scheme down in early spring.
Unfortunately, the party was just winding down as we got there.
2 If a business or organization winds down, or if someone winds it down, the amount of work it does is gradually reduced until it closes completely:
They're winding down their operations abroad because they're losing money.