fall into disuse

fall into disuse

To be used increasingly less. The car fell into disuse, and now, it won't even start.
See also: fall

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.
See also: fall
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BUILDINGS that fall into disuse - even really special ones - have a habit of falling into disrepair.
Maclay Inns, who owned the pub at the time, said it had been kept padlocked when not in use between 2009 and 2012 but that practice had "been allowed to fall into disuse".
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.
It is important that these units that have served us so long and so well should not be allowed to fall into disuse, otherwise a generation of engineers will be bred to whom they are unfamiliar.
"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." Hamas has warned against "the continued operations of Jerusalm's Judaization", stating that "the al-Aqsa Mosque is already at risk." "The Zionist enemy is working night and day for the division of the al-Aqsa Mosque, and its destruction in order to build the alleged temple instead of it." Hamas called upon the Arab and Muslim and the free world to save Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque of Judaization.
"What is the point of spending hundreds of millions on projects that will then fall into disuse?" asked commission member Dov Zakheim.
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.
And it added: "This situation has been brought about by a conscious decision to let it fall into disuse rather than through any other mechanism."
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. But cash affords one function that credit-based payment does not: It preserves the purchaser's privacy.
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.