go off the boil

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go off the boil

1. To experience less success. That show was really popular when it first started, but it went off the boil in its later seasons.
2. To become less pressing or urgent. During that crisis with our CEO, many other issues at the company just went off the boil.
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go off the boil

pass the stage at which interest, excitement, activity, etc. is at its greatest.
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Like Crazy (12A): Felicity Jones stars in a romantic drama which goes off the boil. Mon-Thu.
The Blackburn hitman (right) tends to have a hot streak when he joins a new club but quickly goes off the boil. Nevertheless, Everton's lack of firepower is a huge concern.
And, unless he goes off the boil before then, I'd recommend Shane take the advice of Lee Byrne and carry on for his country.
Lots of couples find their sex life goes off the boil once they settle into "domestic bliss".
I am not a relationship counsellor, but I do know that over the years sex with the same person goes off the boil" - Commentator and TV pundit Janet Street-Porter.
Killing Bono is entertaining for the first hour but goes off the boil with ludicrous criminal subplots and too many scenes of the brothers trying and failing to make it big.
At first this offbeat romance works - then, without warning, it goes off the boil. Sandra Bullock has never looked more bewitching but her character longs to be normal.