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falter in (something)

To waver or fail in regard to something. Hey, I was always faithful to Ron—I never faltered in my wedding vows!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

falter in something

to fail in doing something; to exhibit a lack of something, such as faith, loyalty, perseverance, etc. He did not falter in his effort to see the project through to the end. I promised not to falter in my loyalty.
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And CRAWLEY TOWN - whose form has faltered in recent months - had their play-off ambitions dented by a 3-0 defeat at home to SALISBURY.
At one point, the FTSE 100 Index was more than two per cent lower - tracking overnight losses on Wall Street and in Asia - as confidence over the credit injection announced by five central banks earlier this week to ease the freeze in money markets faltered. The FTSE 100 Index later closed 84 points lower at 5692.4, a fall of 1.5 per cent.
When her marriage to Butler faltered and turned acrimonious, Fanny sought a divorce, which meant the loss of contact with their two daughters, Sarah and Frances, until they came of age.
Indeed, at the end of the day, if Jim's performance ever faltered, his sister would be responsible for voting to terminate him.
When I look back at the past several months during my term as IABC chairman, I have observed how your volunteer leaders--on the executive board, managing the districts and regions, and leading the local chapters in North America and abroad--have never faltered in their efforts to provide real membership value and to enhance the IABC experience.
When fed a mixture of the two prey, however, the Rhizoglyphus-loving predators faltered, seemingly because of digestive troubles.
But Alliance for Life had also been plagued by internecine power struggles for over a year, and despite efforts by Canada's pro-life leaders to salvage the group, it faltered to a virtual standstill by December 1998.
For Leboutte's fascination is with industrial development in coalfields ("le diktat du charbon"), which eventually faltered in the face of new transportation developments, new energy sources and new forms of capitalism more attuned to effervescence and mobility.
Dundee faltered badly in their bid for the play-off spot with a tame goalless draw at Clydebank.
economy faltered and went into recession in 1991; then the economic superpower Japan began to experience painful withdrawal symptoms from its own version of the money society bubble economy: cheap capital chasing assets and thereby inflating prices.
PSEi plunges as US-China trade talks falter !-- -- Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The Philippine Stock Exchange opened the week in the negative zone, plunging by 105.68 points, to close at 7,862.30 as trade talks between the US and China faltered. The broader All Shares index was no better, ending at 4,859.86 percent, down 46.20 points or 0.
Across the region, stock markets were mostly sluggish as oil prices faltered.
While it's impossible to know how many factories faltered and closed after January 2011 because of a lack of credible official figures, industrialists and officials say the industry did not come to a halt.
Shares in engineering group Morgan Crucible yesterday fell back more than five per cent following reports that takeover talks between the UK engineer and potential bidder DLJ have faltered, dealers said.
When the Japanese economy faltered in the early 1990s, however, many Japanese firms, Mitsui Fudosan included, were compelled to sell much of their portfolios.