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Used other than as an idiom: see failure, thrive.

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failure to thrivePoor physical growth or level of weight, relative to one's age peers.
failure to thriveAbnormal weight loss, malaise.
failure to thriveInstances of poor physical growth or of abnormal weight loss.
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