fall away toward (something)

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fall away toward (something)

To move in a downward direction toward something. The hill fell away toward the narrow road below.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fall away toward something

to slant downward toward something. The yard fell away toward the shore of the lake. The broad expanse of prairie land fell away toward the river bottomland, and beyond that, the river itself.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Opposite the Varnum gate, where the road fell away toward the Corbury valley, the church reared its slim white steeple and narrow peristyle.
The lower-order could not sustain the required run-rate as the visitors fell away towards the end of the innings.
United were play-off contenders last season, but fell away towards the end.
Morgan said: "I thought we looked like we were getting about 340 at stages but fell away towards the end - which is disappointing.
"We competed in large parts of the games, but we didn't come up with any results and fell away towards the end.
The Scarlets started the season exceptionally well, and unfortunately fell away towards the end; the Ospreys had a really poor start to the season, and couldn't quite get themselves back into it; and we've seen a second-half turnaround from the Blues from where they were.
"Of course, they haven't made it yet, and last season they fell away towards the end of the campaign.
The Gunners led the EPL table for 20 of the 35 weeks so far this season but fell away towards the end of their campaign, with Wenger blamed for a lack of additions in the January transfer window.
As for other challengers, it could pay to put your faith in Arbroath, who stood toe-to-toe with the Blue Brazil for threequarters of the season before they fell away towards the end, winning just three of their final 11 games and failing to find enough to bat t le t heir way through the play-offs.
We were very disappointed that we fell away towards the end of the season, but the positive is it was progression after trying to drag ourselves away from the bottom three for most of the previous season.
"We fell away towards the end of the season, when we had the talent to win the trophy, so this represents a chance for us to make amends," he added.
Weston was a consistent figure at right back asWalsall took everyone by surprise by occupying a play-off berth for most of the season until they fell away towards the end of the season and the 27-year-old is confident that despite losing manager Richard Money and nearly half the squad, the Saddlers can maintain their challenge under Mullen.