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English definition of “go off the boil”

go off the boil

UK
to lose interest or become less urgent: They were really excited about the project, but now they seem to have gone off the boil.
(Definition of go off the boil from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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