gather dust

gather dust and collect dust {often in continuous tenses} (to be forgotten or not used for a long time; remain untouched) — лежать без дела; пыль собирать

Example 1: Hugh's tennis racket has just been gathering dust since he hurt his back. (CIDI)

Example 2: If these books are going to sit around gathering dust in the garage you might as well give them to Frank.

Example 3: The trophies on his wall reminding him of his heyday are now just collecting dust.(

[go begging]