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trickle away

1. Of a liquid, to flow out or away in drops or a thin stream. As the ice sculpture melted, it began tricking away into the grass. After dropping the jug, he just watched helplessly as all the wine trickled away.
2. To slowly disappear, dissipate, or become lost. As the clock ticks down, the team's hopes of reaching the playoffs continues to trickle away. Once last of our cash reserves trickles away, we'll have to file for bankruptcy.
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trickle away

[for a liquid] to seep or dribble away. All the water trickled away down the drain. After the last of the spilled milk had trickled away, Timmy began to cry.
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There are a few boisterous laughs, and the evening trickles away without pain.
There is no reason for you to make radical changes in your life, but many women find their money just trickles away." The average woman in the UK has pounds 117 each month to burn in their pocket in disposable income, according to recent figures published by the Department of Trade and Industry.
The tendency to fold immediately means the novice's money trickles away so when a good hand does come along, he hasn't got as much to bet with as he should have.
They should bear in mind that they're gambling because the tendency to fold immediately means the novice's money trickles away quickly.
But, as power trickles away to Cardiff, Edinburgh and Brussels do we really need 659 MPs - the most since 1918 when Ireland was still around - with annual running costs of pounds 274m?
But for all cocaine's initial narcotic fury, the pleasure soon trickles away, as natural enzymes begin to break down the drug.
They should bear in mind that they're gambling, because the tendency to fold immediately means the novice's money trickles away so when a good hand does come along, he hasn't got as much to bet with as he should have.
They should bear in mind they're gambling because folding right away means the novice's money trickles away quickly.