die a natural death

die a natural death

To fail and become defunct. Primarily heard in US, Australia. I expect that political movement to die a natural death before it gains any real traction.
See also: death, die, natural
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

die a natural death

 
1. Lit. [for someone] to die by disease or old age rather than by violence or foul play. I hope to live to 100 and die a natural death. The police say she didn't die a natural death, and they are investigating.
2. Fig. [for something] to fade away or die down. I expect that all this excitement about the scandal will die a natural death. Most fads die a natural death.
See also: death, die, natural
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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