dry up and blow away

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dry up and blow away (third-person singular simple present dries up and blows away, present participle drying up and blowing away, simple past dried up and blew away, past participle dried up and blown away)

  1. (idiomatic) To go away; to disappear.
    • 2010, John Mutz, Katherine Murray, Fundraising For Dummies
      No-one wants to donate a large sum of hard-earned money to an agency that may dry up and blow away next year.