fall by the wayside


fall by the wayside
   пoтepпeть нeудaчу, выйти из cтpoя; cпopт, нe дoйти дo финaлa [этим. библ.]
    We have started the course with twenty-five students, but that does not mean that they will all complete it; we always expect a certain number to fall by the wayside. Royal Road [имя лoшaди] fell entirely by the wayside, the winner was number twelve (D. Francis)

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  • fall\ by\ the\ wayside — • fall by the wayside • drop by the wayside v. phr. To give up or fail before the finish. The boys tried to make a 50 mile hike, but most of them fell by the wayside. George, Harry, and John entered college to become teachers, but Harry and John… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fall by the wayside — To fall by the wayside is to give up or fail before completion …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fall by the wayside — ► fall by the wayside fail to persist in an undertaking. [ORIGIN: with biblical allusion to the Gospel of Luke, chapter 8.] Main Entry: ↑wayside …   English terms dictionary

  • fall by the wayside — verb give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat In the second round, the challenger gave up • Syn: ↑drop out, ↑give up, ↑drop by the wayside, ↑throw in, ↑throw in the towel, ↑quit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall by the wayside — also[drop by the wayside] {v. phr.} To give up or fail before the finish. * /The boys tried to make a 50 mile hike, but most of them fell by the wayside./ * /George, Harry, and John entered college to become teachers, but Harry and John fell by… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall by the wayside — also[drop by the wayside] {v. phr.} To give up or fail before the finish. * /The boys tried to make a 50 mile hike, but most of them fell by the wayside./ * /George, Harry, and John entered college to become teachers, but Harry and John fell by… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall by the wayside — 1. if someone falls by the wayside, they fail to finish an activity. A lot of students fall by the wayside during their first year at university. 2. if something falls by the wayside, people stop doing it, making it, or using it. Many new drugs… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall by the wayside (to) —  Decide not to continue; fail.  ► “Economists can so dislike the conclusions of an article that they comb through the article with the sole hope of refuting its logic. . . . They focus on minor points in the hope that more major issues will fall… …   American business jargon

  • fall by the wayside —    If a plan or project falls by the wayside, it remains unfinished or people stop trying to do it.     Local residents protested so strongly that plans for a new motorway     fell by the wayside …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fall by the wayside — give up or fail before the finish He had a good chance of winning the competition but he fell by the wayside near the end …   Idioms and examples

  • fall by the wayside — fail to persist in an undertaking. [with biblical allusion to Luke 8:5.] → wayside …   English new terms dictionary

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