lose momentum

idiom

: to move more slowly
The wagon lost momentum as it rolled up the hill.

Examples of lose momentum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But President Yoon is still expected to lose momentum to pursue some key policies, such as the medical reform and abolishment of the gender equality ministry. Se Eun Gong, NPR, 11 Apr. 2024 Historically, it’s been a turning point in careers, when male acts can lose momentum or evolve out of their bright-eyed early material. August Brown, Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2023 Succession plans also need to be put in place to avoid key-person risk or the possibility that a company would lose momentum, market share, and high-performing employees if one person were to leave the firm—something that became a clear liability when Altman was initially fired. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 Great ideas, great marketing and incredible business development teams can carry an idea and brand forward—but without a substantial budget for dealing with regulatory issues, ideas can quickly lose momentum and fall flat. Expert Panel, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Last week, official data showed economic recovery in China continued to lose momentum in the April to June months, prompting urgent calls for more help from the central government. Juliana Liu, CNN, 25 July 2023 During the 2019 session, Holt’s proposal appeared to lose momentum. USA Today, 24 July 2023 The show tends to lose momentum on the other side of Casa Amor as the season winds down, but maybe with the playbook out the window, this fresh, exciting energy will last until the finale. Anusha Praturu, Vulture, 7 July 2023 The Suns had climbed their way back into the game only to lose momentum in the third and trail, 91-74, going into the fourth. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2023

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“Lose momentum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20momentum. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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