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    fall by the wayside

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    We have started the course with twenty-five students, but that does not mean that they will all complete it; we always expect a certain number to fall by the wayside.

    The boys tried to make a 50-mile hike, but most of them fell by the wayside.

    fall by the wayside = suffer a setback, give up something at halfway, walk out someone at halfway, drop out before the time

    Thanks for your efforts.



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