go the way of

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go the way of (third-person singular simple present goes the way of, present participle going the way of, simple past went the way of, past participle gone the way of)

  1. (idiomatic) To end up the same way as; to undergo the same fate as.
    Vinyl records seem to have gone the way of the dinosaurs [i.e. become extinct, or fallen out of common use].

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