fall into disuse

fall into disuse

to be used less and less. The pump had fallen into disuse and the joints had rusted solid. Since my books had fallen into disuse, I sold them to a used-book dealer.
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I only hope all those staff who worked so hard find new employment and that the building, in such a great location, doesn't fall into disuse.
I want to revive the note of Egyptian Pound after it was replaced by a metal coin in 2005 and started to fall into disuse from 2012," he regretted.
The Hamas movement has affirmed its "commitment to the right of return as an individual and collective right of the Palestinian people, who do not fall into disuse.
Borco's usable capacity had dropped to as little as 12 million barrels before the sale, as PDVSA used the terminal to handle mostly Venezuelan crude, allowing many of its tanks to fall into disuse.
It cannot be allowed to fall into disuse and decay further.
This situation has been brought about by a conscious decision to let it fall into disuse rather than through any other mechanism.
Unless action is then taken the path is likely to fall into disuse, for there is no point in trying to walk a footpath if it is difficult or impossible to complete.
In response to the new results, radiation treatment will probably fall into disuse, Stone and Holmes say.
As the cost of credit-based payment systems continues to decline, some economists argue that cash will gradually fall into disuse.
Over time some general ledger accounts will fall into disuse, perhaps because the underlying transaction volume is low or the systems for which they originally were designed no longer are used.
A cognitive psychologist in the UK has discovered that bingo players use parts of their brains that normally fall into disuse, as you get older.
The 454-lot collection is the property of Cliff Mills, who amassed it when the machines started to fall into disuse following decimalisation.
One troublesome aspect of post-Vatican II Catholicism is that in the reemphasis on Sunday Mass as a community celebration, other traditional rituals that were possible within the family, without clergy Rosary, novenas, home altars, May processions, and a host of others--were discouraged or allowed to fall into disuse.
It lets trails fall into disuse and signs topple, returning the spots to nature.
Developments such as the upcoming federal rule allowing people to keep their current cell phone number when switching service companies is expected to prompt up to 30 million cell phones to fall into disuse.