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flatline

slang To die or come very close to death. The "flat line" in question is a straight, horizontal line on an electrocardiogram or electroencephalogram indicating a lack of heart or brain activity (as opposed to the peaks and valleys displayed as a result of measuring the vital signs of a living person). The patient flatlined and we were unable to resuscitate. Time of death was 18:56.

flatline

in. to die. (From the flatness of the line on an EEG monitor when the heart stops.) It appeared that the patient flatlined during the night.
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Filipino fighters Carlo Paalam and Eumir Felix Marcial breathed life into the Philippines' flat-lining medal bid in boxing in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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This flat-lining in industrial productivity since the financial crisis matters because manufacturing contributes significantly to the overall productive performance of the whole economy.
That all of a sudden stopped and started flat-lining. And bill pay -- the percentage of members using bill pay is basically the same as it was two or three years ago."
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The flat-lining economy in the euro zone was hit again on Monday when data showed German business sentiment sagged for the fourth consecutive month, while a row over the lack of growth in France led to the resignation of the French government, Reuters reported on the same day.
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The reality is his party is flat-lining in the polls, they've lost all credibility with U-turns on student tuition fees and can't even retain their deposits at by-elections.
Catherine McKinnell, Labour's Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, said: "After three damaging years of flat-lining, the cost-of-living crisis continues as prices are still rising much faster than wages.
Output grew at its fastest clip since March 2012 after nearly flat-lining in October.
The economy is flat-lining, unemployment rising and wages sinking like a stone."
But the better-than-expected growth in gross domestic product (GDP) did little to ease fears that the economy is flat-lining, with economists warning the bounce back was relatively "feeble" given the drop at the end of last year.