die on the vine

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Verb[edit]

die on the vine

  1. (idiomatic) To fail at an early stage or never come to fruition, typically due to neglect, infeasibility, or lack of resources.
    His ambitious plan to build a flying car died on the vine.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see die,‎ on,‎ the,‎ vine.