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

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"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, people stop doing it, making it, or using it:

So why does one company survive a recession while its competitors 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 bands split up and fall by the wayside.

(Definition of “fall by the wayside” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)