fall into decay

fall into decay

To deteriorate or rot. We inject preservatives to keep the body from falling into decay. The church has really fallen into decay—it will take a lot of time and money to restore it.
See also: decay, fall

fall into decay

to degenerate; to rot. The house was very old and had fallen into decay. The small town fell into decay, and people moved out.
See also: decay, fall
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Now, Capital One has launched a lawsuit to wrench control of the nearly complete property from Schwartz and Rosenberg on allegations that the pair has looted the building's appliances and let it fall into decay from exposure to the elements.
The result has been that anything old has been bulldozed or allowed to fall into decay. One needs only to go and have a look at the ruins of old Riyadh or old Jeddah to see the sad reality.
From 1536 it sent members to the English parliament and the town's fortifications were repaired in Henry VIII's time, but the castle was allowed to fall into decay and the garrison was reduced.
The lease was renewed in 1999 but to the dismay of the Freemen the area has since been abandoned and, contrary to the lease, fenced off and without access from the rest of the Highbury plots, thereby leaving some 40 or so more to fall into decay. The ground rent is still being paid yet there are now suggestions to regard the land as a "wildlife corridor" between the Great North Road/Blue House junction and the terraced streets of West Jesmond!
Expensive buildings, unused, fall into decay. Political apparatchiks and presidential toadies seek to satisfy the assumed wishes of the godlike leader.
For years it was let fall into decay with paintwork peeling of the walls and the garden overgrowing - it was really a bit of an eyesore.
Much as we may like that, it ought to be said all the same that the house should never have been allowed to fall into decay like this.
Over the years, these families can lose all of their wealth by allowing their company to fall into decay and even bankruptcy.
Despite receiving no funding from the state, he and his family refused to let the 18th century castle fall into decay after it was badly damaged in a fire 10 years ago.
It has witnessed the nearby abbey rise from nothing, flourish as a community, decline, fall into decay and disrepair, then be rebuilt and restored.
Martin Doherty said: "When we purchased this iconic building and moved the Rapid retail business, being a local, Liverpool family, we were well aware of its heritage and as such we didn't want to see such a beautiful and historic building left empty and fall into decay following the departure of John Lewis to Liverpool 1.
Introducing herself as Celine, she was obviously familiar with the story of what happened at Booth's and lamented how the memorial has been allowed to fall into decay.
He was charged with re-invigorating one of Britain's great regions which had been allowed to fall into decay.
Wheelie bins will be left on pavements in everybody's way, making this green idea simply fall into decay. Instead of selling Birmingham to be the place to visit, we'll end up with the reputation of Brum as that awful slu m!
If English Heritage is concerned with conserving what is good in a city, why does it allow the Whitefriers Monastery and the Old Grammar School fall into decay? Why did it allow Cathedral Lanes to be built, thus ruining Broadgate?