drop\ 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 fell by the wayside, and only George graduated.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • drop by the wayside — See: FALL BY THE WAYSIDE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drop by the wayside — See: FALL BY THE WAYSIDE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drop 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, ↑fall by the wayside, ↑throw in, ↑throw in the towel, ↑quit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop by the wayside — give up or fail before the finish Many runners dropped by the wayside as the marathon continued …   Idioms and examples

  • 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 — 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 — • 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

  • drop out — verb 1. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat (Freq. 2) In the second round, the challenger gave up • Syn: ↑give up, ↑fall by the wayside, ↑drop by the wayside, ↑throw in, ↑throw in the towel, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wayside Chapel — The Wayside Chapel was established in Kings Cross in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1964. It has ministered to the lonely, homeless, abused and dispossessed. In the late 1990 s it established an illegal Tolerance Room (where drug addicts… …   Wikipedia

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