the rot sets in

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the rot sets in

chiefly British
used to say that things start to get really bad
  • The rot set in when the factory closed down.

Word by Word Definitions

rot play
  1. : to undergo decomposition from the action of bacteria or fungi

  2. : to become unsound or weak (as from use or chemical action)

  3. : to go to ruin : deteriorate

  1. : the process of rotting : the state of being rotten : decay

  2. : something rotten or rotting

  3. : a wasting putrescent disease

set play sets
  1. : to cause to sit : place in or on a seat

  2. : to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

  3. : to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. : the act or action of setting

  2. : the condition of being set

  3. : a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. : intent, determined

  2. : intentional, premeditated

  3. : fixed by authority or appointment : prescribed, specified


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