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drop away

1. To fall off of something. If this many needles are dropping away from the Christmas tree, it's definitely time to get rid of it.
2. To become sequentially absent one at a time, or gradually decline in number or quantity. Attendance usually spikes after the New Year and then drops away. During the playoffs, teams drop away until only two are left to play each other in the championship game.
See also: away, drop

drop away

 
1. . Lit. to fall off; to fall away. The leaves were still dropping away from the trees in November. The dead branches dropped away from the tree.
2. Fig. [for a group of people] to decline in number over time through disinterest or attrition. His friends gradually dropped away as the years passed. As the other contenders dropped away, Mary's chances for election improved.
See also: away, drop
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Turning for home, and the grey appears to drop away and we take it up, victory in sight.
Henrik has scored goals spasmodically before and must make sure he does not drop away like he has done in the past.
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