The first is that mysterious nullifying force by which such movements usually do fizzle out.
It was a lot easier just to let her explode and then fizzle out.
But if you do, Henderson will back out, and Brace, and the whole thing will fizzle out before its fairly begun.
They fizzle out if they lack the character which the woman admires.
Your Socialists either eat out of the Kaiser's hand or sputter and fizzle out.
And if he gets to knowing how good he is, hes likely to get fond of himself and fizzle out.
1530s, "to break wind without noise," probably altered from obsolete fist, from Middle English fisten "break wind" (see feisty) + frequentative suffix -le. Related: Fizzled; fizzling.
Noun sense of "failure, fiasco" is from 1846, originally U.S. college slang for "failure in an exam." Barnhart says it is "not considered as derived from the verb." The verb in this sense is from 1847.