tail-off

tail-off

n
a gradual decrease in number, amount, quantity, etc
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Translations

tail-off

[ˈteɪlɒf] Ndisminución f (paulatina)
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MANAGER Sam Ricketts will prioritise Shrewsbury's fitness programme this summer to ensure his players do not tail-off in matches next season.
But a tail-off in numbers of runners has convinced the organising committee it's time to call a halt.
And 47 per cent of Brits reported a tail-off in their sex drive compared with 21 per cent in Switzerland.
TO BETTER STAND OUT ON THE SHELF, THE SHRIMP ARE PACKAGED IN COLORFUL 12-OUNCE AND 2-POUND BAGS, EACH SHOWING A PREPARED DISH THAT TYPE OF SHRIMP WOULD BE BEST USED FOR, ALONG WITH DESCRIPTORS, SUCH AS "RECIPE READY-COOKED, CLEANED, TAIL-OFF," "UNCOOKED, CLEANED, TAIL-OFF" AND "READY-TO-EAT, PEELED, TAIL-ON." PHRASES LIKE "41 TO 50 COUNT" HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY THE MORE CONSUMER-UNDERSTANDABLE "MEDIUM" AND "LARGE."
Singles sales were already on a downward path but there has been an enormous tail-off recently.
Tampa Maid dips premium shrimp --either 60/80 popcorn, 40/60 tail-off butterfly tenders, or 31/35 tail-on butterfly--in Buffalo seasoned batter then dusts them with Tampa Maid's own Buffalo-style flour.
Beer'n Batter Shrimp are available either tail-on or as tail-off butterflied tenders for hors d'oeuvres, appetizers and lunch or dinner entrees.
BBC programme chiefs said yesterday that a gradual tail-off in ratings was usual and current viewing figures for the series, whose last episode is next week, were levelling out at "the norm" for its slot.