Fizzle out

fail ignominiously after a good start

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • fizzle out — {v.}, {informal} 1. To stop burning; die out. * /The fuse fizzled out before exploding the firecracker./ 2. To fail after a good start; end in failure. * /The power mower worked fine for a while but then it fizzled out./ * /The party fizzled out… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fizzle out — {v.}, {informal} 1. To stop burning; die out. * /The fuse fizzled out before exploding the firecracker./ 2. To fail after a good start; end in failure. * /The power mower worked fine for a while but then it fizzled out./ * /The party fizzled out… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fizzle out — verb end weakly The music just petered out there was no proper ending • Syn: ↑taper off, ↑peter out, ↑fizzle • Hypernyms: ↑discontinue • Verb Frames: Som …   Useful english dictionary

  • fizzle out — fail after a good start, end in failure The party began to fizzle out about midnight when many people went home …   Idioms and examples

  • fizzle out — Synonyms and related words: be disappointing, be unproductive, blow up, break, break down, burn out, cave in, collapse, come apart, come short, come to naught, come to nothing, come unstuck, conk out, crumble, decline, die, die away, die out,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fizzle out — end or fail in a weak or disappointing way. → fizzle …   English new terms dictionary

  • fizzle out — Fail. See fizzle …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fizzle out — See: fizzle I …   English dictionary

  • fizzle\ out — v informal 1. To stop burning; die out. The fuse fizzled out before exploding the firecracker. 2. To fail after a good start; end in failure. The power mower worked fine for a while but then it fizzled out. The party fizzled out when everyone… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fizzle out — the viewers enthusiasm pretty much fizzled out after the first season Syn: peter out, die off, ease off, cool off, flatline; tail off, wither away, wind down …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fizzle out — die out, fade, disappear; lose strength and come to an end …   English contemporary dictionary

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