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flatline

verb [I] uk   us   /ˈflæt.laɪn/ informal
to be at a low level and not increase: Have widescreen TV prices finally flatlined? to stop being popular or successful: Her acting career has flatlined. to die
flatlining
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
The effects of the music industry's flatlining have been felt by retailers.
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