tail off

tail away

verb

(adverb, usually intr) to decrease or cause to decrease in quantity, degree, etc, esp graduallyhis interest in collecting stamps tailed off over the years

Nearby words

  1. tail end,
  2. tail fan,
  3. tail fin,
  4. tail fold,
  5. tail gate,
  6. tail out,
  7. tail plane,
  8. tail rotor,
  9. tail skid,
  10. tail wagging the dog, the

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Idioms and Phrases with tail off

tail off

Also, tail away. Diminish gradually, subside, as in The fireworks tailed off into darkness. [Mid-1800s]

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