on the wane
Definition of on the wane
: becoming smaller or less Her popularity was on the wane.
Word by Word Definitions
: to decrease in size, extent, or degree : dwindle: such as
: to become less brilliant or powerful : dim
: to flow out : ebb
: the act or process of waning
: a period or time of waning
: the period from the full moon to the new moon
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