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fizzle out

  1. To lose excitement, to become less exciting.
    • 2011 January 15, Phil McNulty, “Tottenham 0 - 0 Man Utd”, in BBC[1]:
      Tottenham had hoped to make a statement of real intent against the title pace-setters and while manager Harry Redknapp did not secure the victory he craved, he at least saw his side match United every stride of the way in a game that fizzled out after a bristling start.