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Meaning of “fall by the wayside” in the English Dictionary

"fall by the wayside" in British English

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fall by the wayside

If someone ​falls by the ​wayside, they ​fail to ​finish an ​activity, and if something ​falls by the ​wayside, ​peoplestop doing it, making it, or using it: So why does one ​companysurvive a ​recession while ​itscompetitors fall by the ​wayside?
(Definition of fall by the wayside from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fall by the wayside" in American English

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fall by the wayside

to no ​longer be ​active or ​successful: I've ​seen a lot of ​bandssplit up and fall by the wayside.
(Definition of fall by the wayside from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fall by the wayside”
in Chinese (Simplified) 中途退出, 半途而废…
in Turkish tamamlayamamak, başa çıkamamak, başarılı olamamak…
in Russian выбывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中途退出, 半途而廢…
in Polish wykruszać się…
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