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rue the day (that something happened)

To curse or bitterly regret a point in time (in which something happened or one did something). I swear to you now, you will rue the day you ever crossed me! Men, if their soldiers advance upon us, we must ensure that they will rue the day!
See also: rue, something

rue the day (that) (something) happened

To feel bitter regret or remorse that something has happened; to wish that something never came to pass. That no-good, lying cheat! I'll make sure he rues the day he crossed me, if it's the last thing I do! Your dad must be ruing the day he agreed to buy you a car if you got an A in all your classes.
See also: happen, rue

go to rack and ruin

To fall into severe or total decay, degradation, or ruination, as from disuse or lack of upkeep. ("Rack" here is a variant spelling of "wrack," a now-archaic word meaning wreckage or destruction.) It greatly pains me that my grandfather's estate has been left to go to rack and ruin. If only we'd been able to afford for someone to look after it for all these years. The neighbor's property has really gone to rack and ruin lately. I'm thinking about filing a complaint with the neighborhood association!
See also: and, rack, ruin

go to rack and ruin

 and go to wrack and ruin
to become ruined. (The words rack and wrack mean "wreckage" and are found only in this expression.) That lovely old house on the corner is going to go to rack and ruin. My lawn is going to wrack and ruin.
See also: and, rack, ruin

go to rack and ruin

If something goes to rack and ruin, it gets into a very bad state, because nobody looks after it or deals properly with it. This beautiful building was left to go to rack and ruin. The country is going to rack and ruin under this government. Note: You can also say that something falls into rack and ruin During these years, historical monuments were allowed to fall into rack and ruin. Note: The expression rack and ruin can also be used without these verbs. According to Michael, the whole country's heading for rack and ruin. Note: Less commonly, this expression is spelt wrack and ruin. A once magnificent country house has now fallen into wrack and ruin. Note: `Wrack' means the same as `wreck', something that has been destroyed.
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go to rack and ruin

gradually deteriorate in condition because of neglect; fall into disrepair.
Rack is a variant spelling of the word wrack , meaning ‘destruction’, but it is the standard one in this expression, which has been in use since the late 16th century.
1998 Oldie The allotment below mine looks set to go to rack and ruin from its previous well-tended state.
See also: and, rack, ruin

go to ˌrack and ˈruin

get into bad condition because of lack of care: The house has gone to rack and ruin over the last few years.The country is going to rack and ruin under this government.
Rack in this idiom means ‘destruction’.
See also: and, rack, ruin
References in classic literature ?
He is at a livery stable in the Rue Dubourg, just by.
You shall give me all the information in your power about these murders in the Rue Morgue.
I perfectly well know that you are innocent of the atrocities in the Rue Morgue.
In passing down an alley in the rear of the Rue Morgue, the fugitive's attention was arrested by a light gleaming from the open window of Madame L'Espanaye's chamber, in the fourth story of her house.
Now it was that those hideous shrieks arose upon the night, which had startled from slumber the inmates of the Rue Morgue.
My children," said the official, "here is the gentleman whom you met in the Rue Maule last evening.
He saw that she knew nothing of the occurrence in the Rue Maule, nor did he mention it, fearing that it might distress her.
Des efforts assidus et un travail d'arrache-pied s'effectuent au niveau du ministere de l'Environnement pour contribuer a la proprete des rues et a lever les dechets des rues principales de la capitale, dans le cadre de l'axe de proprete inclus dans le plan des 100 jours du president Dr Mohamed Morsi.
La contribution deja remarquable de l'historien et professeur Paul-Andre Linteau (UQAM) a l'histoire urbane de Montreal s'enrichit d'une synthese, la premiere consacree a Tune des rues les plus reptutees de Montreal: Sainte-Catherine.
Plusieurs enfants se sont refugies dans les rues pour se revolter et pour fuir un mode de vie oE ils etaient maltraites et victimes d'abus de tout genre[beaucoup plus grand que].
Note: It appears that this rue applies regardless of whether the antichurning rues apply to the transaction.
lt;<Car si les hommes vivent peu, les rues, elles, vivent longtemps, parfois plusieurs millenaires, et Rome offre l'exemple de plusieurs rues d'origine antique toujours utilisees a present.
George and Rue by George Elliott Clarke Carroll & Graf, February 2006 $23, ISBN 0-7867-1620-7
Magenta station lies in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, between the Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est, within a triangle formed by rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, rue Demarquay and rue de l'Aqueduc.