on the wane


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on the wane

Beginning to decrease or lessen; in a period of decline. Thank goodness this storm is finally on the wane—I can't tolerate another day of rain. Though on the wane in recent years, the director was once a juggernaut of the film industry.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

on the wane

becoming less; fading away. Her influence in on the wane, but she is still the boss.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the wane

In a period of decline or decrease: "The tide was near the turn and already the day was on the wane" (James Joyce).
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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