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die on the vine

Definition of die on the vine

informal

  1. :  to fail at an early stage because of a lack of support or enthusiasm <Her plan to run for public office died on the vine.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to pass from physical life :  expire

    :  to pass out of existence :  cease

    :  sink, languish

  1. :  dado

    : :  any of various tools or devices for imparting a desired shape, form, or finish to a material or for impressing an object or material: as

    :  the larger of a pair of cutting or shaping tools that when moved toward each other produce a desired form in or impress a desired device on an object by pressure or by a blow

vineplay
  1. :  grape

    :  a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground

    :  the stem of such a plant

  1. :  to form or grow in the manner of a vine


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