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tail away

or tail off
v.
1. To diminish gradually; dwindle or subside: The singer's voice tails away at the end of the song. The fireworks tailed off into darkness.
2. Sports To veer from a straight course. Used of a ball that has been hit or thrown: The pitcher snapped his wrist when throwing the ball, and it tailed away as it approached home plate. The wind caused the football to tail off and the receiver couldn't catch it. The uneven table caused the pool ball to tail off.
See also: away, tail
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Wolves were in the top two for a large part of the season, only to tail away right at the end by winning just twice in the last nine league games.
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He worked with new pitching coach Mike Butcher this spring, and with a tighter spin, Santana now can get his slider to tail away.
The good ones can take a major leap forwards, but others you may need to let tail away.