fall into decay

idiom

: to go slowly from a bad condition to a worse condition : to slowly enter a state of ruin
She wants to restore an old theater that is falling into decay.

Examples of fall into decay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the eyes of rich techies who have seen their beloved metropolis fall into decay, vast inequality, and social misery, the state is dead. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 18 Oct. 2022

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“Fall into decay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20into%20decay. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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