dwindle away


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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.
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"I was led to believe that the money the club got for Jack in January enabled us to carry on for the remainder of the season but obviously then it slowly starts to dwindle away because you have no gate receipts coming in and things like that,'' he said.
On the current oil prices, the Kuwaiti minister said: "We have learnt from experiments that we should not count on continuing prices, especially as the supply and demand balance always goes through critical times when oil prices dwindle away." Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, appreciated the parliament speaker's lunch initiative as a good gesture that would surely beef up and cement the executive-legislative relationship.
The competition is a get-rich-quick scheme and the Clydebank lightweight needs money in a hurry after spending 14 months in the wilderness, watching his earnings from boxing dwindle away.
"The company should be looking for other work streams rather than let us all just dwindle away. We could be working on bill payment contracts or even government work," he said.
But yesterday sub-postmasters and MPs joined forces to warn "enough is enough" and call on ministers to start preserving the network - and not allow it to dwindle away.
There's another thing I said - when Audley loses he will dwindle away and will never be seen again.
But if pounds 22m were on the table from elsewhere, a figure that would dwindle away to nothing in just 12 months' time, the arguments in favour of cashing in grow swiftly.
Both major parties have allowed our stock of playing fields to dwindle away and there is nothing to make us think that either one would beat the poor record of the other."
The colony can then dwindle away or the Cape bees can raise a new queen bee of their own to complete their conquest.
The Rams saw their playoffs chances dwindle away after a five game winless streak in the middle of the season, but have won four of their last five games.
But the law allows treatments and food to be withdrawn, with consent, so that the lives of terminally ill patients dwindle away.
Oil prices are anticipated to dwindle away on a gradual basis following
'It is a healthy position but we also know that if we do not play well that position will dwindle away.
But the money put in could dwindle away to nothing, with no protection for investors.