fall by the wayside
Fail to continue, drop out, as in At first she did well on the tour, but with all the pressure she soon fell by the wayside. This phrase appeared in William Tyndale's translation of the New Testament (1526; Luke 8:5).
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According to the USDA, student participation began to fall, with 1.4 million students opting out of the lunch program entirely.
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
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The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
As the window dropped, Ripperda saw the wounded postilion fall on the neck of his horse.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter