go to seed

go to seed or run to seed  {v. phr.}
1. Проращивать семена.
Onions go to seed in hot weather.
2.Терять навык или силу; переставать быть хорошим или нужным (полезным) в чем-л.
Sometimes a good athlete runs to seed when he gets too old for sports.
Mr. Allen was a good carpenter until he became rich and went to seed.
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