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Fall by the wayside   /fɔl baɪ ðə wˈeɪsˌaɪd/   Listen
Fall by the wayside

Give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat.  Synonyms: chuck up the sponge, drop by the wayside, drop out, give up, quit, throw in, throw in the towel.

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"Fall by the wayside" Quotes from Famous Books

... in the road which do not belong there, boulders which cause hundreds of the pilgrims who are lame or blind or burdened, to fall by the wayside and perish. ...
— The Heart of the New Thought • Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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