One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be unsuccessful at an early stage.
- ‘Neither his children nor V.J.'s wanted to take over the operation, so all those years of tradition died on the vine.’
- ‘Many innovative aircraft designs died on the vine at this point, but the BV - 238 managed to cling tenaciously to life.’
- ‘From time to time, individuals tried to overcome this divide, but the efforts simply died on the vine.’
- ‘During his undergraduate years at Harvard, however, that dream died on the vine as Phillips discovered the academic subjects he loved in high school - calculus, biology, and so on - were suddenly downright dull to him.’
- ‘Are you cultivating them or are they dying on the vine?’
- ‘Specialized distribution is dying on the vine.’
- ‘Any good idea put forward simply dies on the vine.’
- ‘Linda's words provoked mockery by her former classmate, Jackie Wang, who once worked for a dotcom that died on the vine.’
- ‘It appears the economic fruit promised by Massachusetts politicians of every stripe is dying on the vine.’
- ‘I believe this effort died on the vine as I don't recall reading anything more on this subject in future Abstracts.’
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