drop by the wayside


drop by the wayside
drop by the wayside & fall by the wayside
1. Lit. to leave a march or procession in exhaustion to recover beside the pathway. •

A few of the marchers dropped by the wayside in the intense heat.

2. Fig. to fail to keep up with others. •

Many of the students will drop by the wayside and never finish.

Those who fall by the wayside will find it hard to catch up.

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See: FALL BY THE WAYSIDE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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

  • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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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