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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This isn't one of those sites that gets a big fanfare when it debuts -- "Most Fantastic, Incredible, Stupendous" -- but then quickly falls into decay. These sites are rarely updated, usually difficult to use and, in a word, useless.