run out of steam
This page is about the idiom run out of steam
If someone runs out of steam, they run out of energy or enthusiasm. If something runs out of steam, it loses momentum and slows down.
- Steve started the game well, but he ran out of steam towards the end. He needs to work on his fitness.
- Hillary's campaign ran out of steam when it became clear there was no way she could win the nomination.
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