rust out

rust out

to develop holes or weak places owing to rust. Our hot water heater rusted out and flooded the basement.
See also: out, rust
References in classic literature ?
A man's gifts are not given him for nothing, and the man who has the great gift of dramatic fiction has no right to cast it away or to let it rust out in disuse.
My first round this year was in practice yesterday but I played quite well surprisingly and one more round will get the rust out of my system.