lose steam


: 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 Still, economists expect the economy to lose steam in the months ahead, but a full blown recession this year is anything but assured. Bryan Mena, CNN, 30 June 2023 Usually, boycotts and social media commentary lose steam after a few days. Richard Torrenzano, Fortune, 7 Aug. 2023 On Monday, official data showed growth continued to lose steam in the April to June months, prompting urgent calls by economists for more stimulus from Beijing. Juliana Liu, CNN, 20 July 2023 But as the country’s economic recovery began to lose steam in recent months, calls for more stimulus measures have intensified. Laura He, CNN, 3 July 2023 China’s recovery could lose steam if future coronavirus waves keep people at home or the vulnerable property sector slows sharply. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 30 Jan. 2023 The stock market pulled back from record highs and fell on Wednesday as the rally driven by third-quarter earnings began to lose steam, although the S&P 500 remains on track for its best month since November 2020. Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 Hiring, however, has slowed each of the past few months, raising the worrying prospect that the recovery will lose steam before the workers who lost their jobs in the pandemic are able to return to work. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 4 Sep. 2020 Finally, Russian air power, missiles, and suicide drones will attempt to grind down the Ukrainian spearheads and force the offensive to lose steam. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 16 May 2023 See More

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“Lose steam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20steam. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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