Meaning of “wither on the vine” in the English Dictionary

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"wither on the vine" in British English

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wither on the vine


If something withers on the vine, it is destroyed very gradually, usually because no one does anything to help or support it:

When the new resort was built, the tourist trade in smaller hotels withered on the vine.

(Definition of “wither on the vine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)