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dwindle away

To lessen gradually but substantially. Unfortunately, my interest in political science has dwindled away since I declared it as my major.
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dwindle away

(to something) and dwindle down (to something) to shrink, contract, or diminish to something. The noise dwindled away to nothing. It just dwindled down and was gone.
See also: away
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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