go by the wayside


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go by the wayside

To be discarded, ignored, rejected, or set aside in favor of other considerations or more urgent matters. With the war in the Middle East intensifying, the president's plan for environmental reform has increasingly gone by the wayside.
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go by the wayside

To be set aside or discarded because of other considerations.
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I simply fail to see why such an issue steals the limelight when issues that affect the majority of the citizens go by the wayside.
With the suggestion that a Planning Reform Bill will be introduced in the next Parliamentary session to speed up major housing projects, proper consultation could go by the wayside in a headlong rush to build on yet more of our green spaces.
The city will shoot up, with houses being ripped down for high-rises; one-story strip malls will go by the wayside,'' said astrologer Bill Mayercq of Stars Over Los Angeles.
You either go by the wayside and think 'I can't do it' or stick to what you think.
I was assured all the shenanigans were over as far as marketing our members, and I was quite willing to allow, as far as my involvement, to go by the wayside,'' McCord said.
It was a cracking win but, sadly, it will all go by the wayside.
So right now, we're learning that we're a good team, but we can also be a bad team when some things go by the wayside.
It was painful, but I had to focus on saving 200-odd jobs, versus the ones that had to go by the wayside,'' he said.