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tail away

To dwindle, diminish, or fade away; to become fainter or weaker. He started talking about the tax code, but he tailed away when he realized no one was listening. The music from the radio tailed away as the car drove off. Once famous for creating a huge range of innovative devices, the company's ideas seem to have started tailing away in recent years.
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tail away

or tail off
v.
1. To diminish gradually; dwindle or subside: The singer's voice tails away at the end of the song. The fireworks tailed off into darkness.
2. Sports To veer from a straight course. Used of a ball that has been hit or thrown: The pitcher snapped his wrist when throwing the ball, and it tailed away as it approached home plate. The wind caused the football to tail off and the receiver couldn't catch it. The uneven table caused the pool ball to tail off.
See also: away, tail
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With the ball tailing away from him toward the corner, Benintendi jumped, kicked and pulled it in a few feet in front of the Green Monster scoreboard.
Today's opponents Clare probably fall into the category of those mid-tier counties Meyler was talking about, winning the All-Ireland in 2013 and then tailing away for years.
In accordance with the statistics published by www.stakers.com , the African player of the year is recognized as the second top goalscorer in the English Premier League with 15 goals, tailing away by only three goals from Tottenham's Harry Kane, who scored 18 goals.
On the flip side, the Bluebirds made an encouraging start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before tailing away badly.
The pair took England to the Champions Trophy final at Edgbaston before tailing away in 2014.
We showed good character not to let them get the bonus point try, and there lots of positives despite tailing away a bit." Exhibiting no outward signs of nerves during a game in which he repeatedly located and exploited space, Penny added: "I tried not to think about it too much, and it was more nervous energy than anything else.
I was able to catch my biggest redfish to date, 42 inches, tailing away in the grass.
Tchaikovsky's rarely performed Introduction to opera 'Mazeppa' was a showcase for truly Russian woodwinds, firm statements from a lugubrious cello and lively brass leading to warm strings eventually tailing away into a surprisingly weird final diminuendo cadence.
ROSS McGOWAN'S year looked like tailing away until the wellnourished 27-year-old from Cheam raised his game on his two latest outings, and after Monday's high finish at St Andrews he rates a decent finishing-position sell at 41 on Madrid Masters spreads.
Ledley is one player Toshack has no worries about, having had an outstanding first three-quarters of the season for Cardiff, before tailing away towards the end like the rest of his Ninian Park team-mates.
Playing a side that narrowly failed to win promotion to National Division ion One last season and now including the accomplished ex-Cov fly-half Jon Higgins, Cov always had the upper hand and, leading 5-0 after the first of three 30-minute periods, scored three tries in a telling six-minute burst to lead 31-0 before tailing away in the third session which the visitors took 2-1 on tries.
"I and a couple of the other players were tailing away towards the end of the match.
A booming right-footed kick appeared to be tailing away to the right at the Hill 16 end of the ground before finding it's way over via an upright.