lose steam

idiom

informal
: to lose strength, force, or energy : to slow down
Sales have lost steam in recent weeks.

Examples of lose steam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a turning point is likely to come when the economy starts to lose steam. Weijian Shan, Foreign Affairs, 8 Oct. 2019 Additionally, while other movie franchises have begun to lose steam, Warner Bros said The Nun II (the 6th film in The Conjuring universe) crossed $250 million in the global box office, making the series the highest-grossing in the horror genre of all time. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2024 Detroit didn’t lose steam after Williams subbed out the starters for the bench at the 3:50 mark. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, 10 Jan. 2024 That’ll continue next year, potentially in the form of delinquencies as creative financing options lose steam. Alena Botros, Fortune, 30 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for lose steam 

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“Lose steam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20steam. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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