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be in eclipse

To be dwindling in success or popularity. Sure, that author was big 10 years ago, but her career is in eclipse now, and I doubt her new book will be a big seller.
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in eclipse

(slightly formal)
thought of as less important or as having less value By the time he died, the novelist and his work were in eclipse.
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be in eclipse

if something is in eclipse, it is less successful than it was before His career was in eclipse until he made a comeback in this surprise hit film.
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The hot spot seems to be in the center of the eclipsing body, which then would be a hot source surrounded by a cool region or cloud.