die on the vine
phrasal to fail especially at an early stage through lack of support or enthusiasm <
let the proposal die on the vine
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • die\ on\ the\ vine — • die on the vine • wither on the vine v. phr. To fail or collapse in the planning stages. The program for rebuilding the city died on the vine …   Словарь американских идиом

  • die on the vine — or[wither on the vine] {v. phr.} To fail or collapse in the planning stages. * /The program for rebuilding the city died on the vine./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • die on the vine — or[wither on the vine] {v. phr.} To fail or collapse in the planning stages. * /The program for rebuilding the city died on the vine./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • die on the vine — phrasal : to fail to be productive of a planned or desired result especially because of lack of concerted effort or enthusiasm he had sound ideas but they usually died on the vine the plan to draft the mayor as a candidate for governor died on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • die on the vine — verb To fail at an early stage or never come to fruition, typically due to neglect, infeasibility, or lack of resources. His ambitious plan to build a flying car died on the vine …   Wiktionary

  • die on the vine — idi (of an idea, plan, or the like) to be rejected or ignored before having a chance to be developed …   From formal English to slang

  • on the vine — See: DIE ON THE VINE or WITHER ON THE VINE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the vine — See: DIE ON THE VINE or WITHER ON THE VINE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ the\ vine — See: die on the vine or wither on the vine …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wither\ on\ the\ vine — • die on the vine • wither on the vine v. phr. To fail or collapse in the planning stages. The program for rebuilding the city died on the vine …   Словарь американских идиом

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