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fall by the wayside

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfall by the waysidefall by the waysideSUCCESSFULto fail, or to stop being done, used, or made Health reform was one of his goals that fell by the wayside. Luxury items fall by the wayside during a recession. fall
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fall by the waysideBut better singers fell by the wayside.In any event, the idea that Lazarsfeld had discovered a ubiquitous method of social research has to fall by the wayside.Many of her colleagues had fallen by the wayside.The gas tax rollback, initiated because gasoline prices spiked this spring, has since fallen by the wayside.They were told a lot of wounded men had fallen by the wayside.A lot of marriages fall by the wayside because couples cannot talk to each other.Inevitably some fall by the wayside, but his success rate is surprisingly high considering the breadth of the repertoire he tackles.How many more fell by the wayside in the process?Congress has let many important issues fall by the wayside this session.
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