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fall into disfavor

To no longer be supported, preferred, or highly regarded. John fell into disfavor with his boss ever since he managed to drive away the firm's most lucrative client. They were a fad, that's all—they're already falling into disfavor.
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fall into disfavor

to lose one's influence; to be preferred less and less. This style of government fell into disfavor some years ago. Poor Lee fell into disfavor with the boss and lost all his special privileges.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In addition, the bar on children suing their parents "has fallen into disfavor in the overwhelming majority of states," the attorneys wrote.
In addition to his ill health, he knew that his anthropomorphic system of measurement, his Bertillon System, had fallen into disfavor among criminologists and would possibly not even survive him.
At the same time, vocational schools have fallen into disfavor because of the perception that too little is earned with these professions.
This approach has now fallen into disfavor. By 1977, 16 countries had abolished the death penalty and 140 have done so today.
In my opinion, lithium has fallen into disfavor as a viable treatment option for juvenile bipolar disorders for a couple of reasons.
Peterson brought up another time-honored tradition that has fallen into disfavor -- parental responsibility.
Cynics note that the finance panel is less important than it once was in an era in which earmarks have fallen into disfavor and Congress focuses instead on cutting spending.
In the past decade, Kemalists, militarists and nationalists have fallen into disfavor. Now they see a golden opportunity to grab posts and are glad to help steer Turkey backwards.
Although case reports have fallen into disfavor among academicians and editors in recent years, a review of literature from the 20th, 19th, 18th, and 17th centuries (and before) reveals case reports to be the intellectual foundation upon which modern medicine was built.
Granted, since the 1960s guilt has fallen into disfavor. We went from feeling far too guilty for small things to feeling guilty about nothing.
Hormone replacement therapy, formerly the standard treatment for hot flashes, has fallen into disfavor since the 16,000-subject Women's Health Initiative was halted early because of a 26% increase in breast cancer, a 29% increase in coronary heart disease, and a 41% greater risk of stroke than in the placebo arm (JAMA 2004; 29:1701-12).
But for more palatable marketing purposes to the YPG class, a group for which the term "minivan" has largely fallen into disfavor, I prefer the term "city wagon".
introduced a one-cent euro coin during conversion to the common currency, the coin has since fallen into disfavor. Finland and the Netherlands have retired the essentially nameless 0.01 [euro] coin, replacing it with the "Swedish" system of rounding.
It has fallen into disfavor because of its lack of repeatability.