go off the boil

go off the boil
go off the boil
1. To stop boiling, fall below boiling point
2. To subside from an active or critical state
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Main Entry:boil

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go off the boil british phrase
to become less successful than before

The team suddenly went off the boil in the final match.

Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successfulsynonym
Main entry: boil

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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