peter out

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To dwindle; to tail off; to diminish to nothing

What started as a great effort ended up petering out to nothing.

end weakly; "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"
disappear, fade out of sight; die out, be extinguished; be used up, run out
use up all one's strength and energy and stop working; "At the end of the march, I pooped out"
peter out


    pe·ter out

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    pitır aut

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    develop, grow, increase


    /ˈpētər ˈout/ /ˈpiːtɜr ˈaʊt/


    [ 'pE-t&r ] (intransitive verb.) 1846. 1846 US miners’ slang, from 1812 peter (“to become exhausted”).“” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001 Various speculative etymologies have been suggested, either from St. Peter|St. Peter]] (from sense of “rock”), French péter (“to fart”), or saltpeter (ingredient in gunpowder, hence used in mining).“”, The Phrase Finder, Gary Martin A Hog On Ice & Other Curious Expressions, Charles Funk, 1948.