fall by the wayside
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- (idiomatic) To fail to be completed, particularly for lack of interest; to be left out.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981:Mark 4:3,4 (Parable of the sower)
- Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: / And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.