Definition of run out of gas in US English:

run out of gas

phrase

North American
informal
  • Run out of energy; lose momentum.

    • ‘They either had to introduce an endless string of home-run new products that didn't require big incentives to sell - an impossible goal - or they could keep asking their suppliers for more price cuts, a strategy that is running out of gas.’
    • ‘The season-spanning cliffhanger finally runs out of gas in this wrap-up to the Season 6 finale.’
    • ‘The reason I say that is because Pete was getting a lot of key hits and I thought maybe he was running out of gas.’
    • ‘The pop craze over the Kabbalah Centre may have passed and despite the group's energy drink, it may be running out of gas.’
    • ‘Now that the yield curve has ‘lost its curve’, this profit engine has run out of gas.’
    • ‘It briefly picks it up near the home stretch, but runs out of gas by the end, which will probably leave you wanting more.’
    • ‘He, who tied a record with 30 sets spanning 20 hours in seven matches last year, is trying to conserve energy this time after running out of gas in the 2004 final against Roger.’
    • ‘And then his campaign ran out of gas - out of money, out of time, out of campaign workers, volunteers, bumper stickers, you name it.’
    • ‘Most people who fail wind up failing just because they just run out of gas.’
    • ‘Like the millions of Americans who were stuck lined up at the pumps in 1977, after dropping Blue Moves, his first dud in seven years, he was also running out of gas.’