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fall into disuse

To be used increasingly less. The car fell into disuse, and now, it won't even start.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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SIR - When a language is destroyed several results occur: a literature falls into disuse, a history becomes forgotten, a culture fades into oblivion and, in short, a nation is destroyed.
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