“State of disrepair’

When you say that something is in a `state of disrepair’, what you mean is that it’s in very bad condition. It’s in a state of neglect. Repairs need to be carried out.

Example: “We haven’t had anybody living in the old house opposite ours for quite some time. It’s in a state of disrepair. ”

It’s also possible to say, `fall into disrepair’.

Example: The old library building fell into disrepair after it was closed.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ (The Hindu) – December 04, 2006.

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