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go by the wayside

To be discarded, ignored, rejected, or set aside in favor of other considerations or more urgent matters. With the war in the Middle East intensifying, the president's plan for environmental reform has increasingly gone by the wayside.
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go by the wayside

To be set aside or discarded because of other considerations.
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"Those things seem to have gone by the wayside over the years, but can be very successful," she added.
Perhaps the opportunity to run up a little sequence in Polytrack handicaps from the end of September has now gone by the wayside.
Initiated in 1923, and then re-initiated in 1978 after the project had gone by the wayside for a few years, SEG is an annual publication that organizes and makes accessible all new discoveries of Greek inscriptions throughout the ancient world, and a bibliography of all studies about known inscriptions.
Anglicanism has historically accepted a wide spectrum of views, something that has gone by the wayside in recent years.
Since then the acting work has gone by the wayside and so has the marriage.
Local accents have largely gone by the wayside, Welsh place-names are regularly mangled, and listeners now have drivel from Jason Donovan, Emma Bunton and Toby Anstis to contend with.
"We''ve got to be careful what we say because deals so far have gone by the wayside," said Brown.
"That's gone by the wayside now and we will be staying here for the match so it will be up there on my most exciting trips including Old Trafford and the Emirates.'' Morgan revealed he had been tied up in a boardroom meeting on the day the fixtures were released but had instructed his staff to interrupt him at all costs.
Some hiring managers believe that business and interview etiquette has gone by the wayside. Today, some candidates are taking a far too relaxed approach to interviewing, showing up in attire that's too casual and forgetting their manners (e.g., answering cell phone calls during an interview).
Alas, that moment seems to have gone by the wayside.
You might remember the Ruby Tuesday location at Park Plaza Mall that has since gone by the wayside.
Indeed it would seem that the "good old days" of the nuclear family has gone by the wayside. Enveloped by nostalgia, we tend to idealize the past as a time when the simple life prevailed, and our decisions were not mired in the outrageous ethical dilemma's induced by modern technology.