off the boil

off the boil

BRITISH
1. If someone goes off the boil, they are less successful than they were in the past. I concede that I went slightly off the boil last season. It pays to go back to the fundamentals when your game goes off the boil.
2. If a feeling or situation goes off the boil, it becomes less strong or active. If a relationship seems to be going off the boil, it is a good idea to talk about it. Since the riots, discontent had rarely been off the boil; and demonstrations had continued throughout the decade.
See also: boil, off

off the ˈboil

(British English) past the time of greatest activity, excitement, etc: The team were playing brilliantly at the start of the season but seem to have gone off the boil now.
See also: boil, off