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Drop by the Wayside

Definition of the verb drop by the wayside

What does drop by the wayside mean as a doing phrase?


  1. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

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Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield

Some of the 20c newcomers will drop by the wayside; others will survive through the 21c and beyond, despite the occasional creasing of brows. Together they provide significant linguistic ...

Google previewThe New Wellness Encyclopedia (1995)

by University of California, Berkeley

Despite the best of intentions, half of all people who take up new exercise programs drop by the wayside within six months. Here are six ways to bolster your perseverance: Set realistic exercise goals. Adopting a plan beyond your capacities is ...

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