don't let the grass grow under one's feet

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don't let the grass grow under one's feet

Act now, don't delay. For example, Write your applications today; don't let the grass grow under your feet. This expression alludes to waiting so long that grass can grow. [c. 1600]
See also: feet, grass, grow, let
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Cleary said the problem is overuse, with no time to let grass grow.
Now Clint isn't one to let grass grow under his feet.
Woodward has not let grass grow under his feet as far as the transfer market is concerned.
I don't think we saw [the tax break] as a window of opportunity, but thank God we didn't let grass grow under our feet.
If You use metal, don't let grass grow right up to it; since the metal has little depth, creeping roots go under it.
Len Roberts is not one who will let grass grow under his feet," said Dr.
NARENDRA Modi is not a politician who would let grass grow under his feet.
Andrew Gudger is not one to let grass grow under his feet.