the rot sets in

idiom

Definition of the rot sets in

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

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“The rot sets in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20rot%20sets%20in. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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