put (someone or something) out to grass

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put (someone or something) out to grass

1. Of an animal, to give it access to a grassy area to graze. Tommy is putting the cattle out to grass. Should be back in a minute.
2. Of a person, to force, coerce, or pressure into retiring from their work. The CEO was shaped the company into what it is today, but she's getting on in years and the board of directors has decided to put her out to grass.
3. Of a piece of equipment, to retire from use or replace with something newer. I got through my entire graduate degree on this clunky old laptop, but I think it's finally time to put it out to grass.
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put out to grass

Also, put out to pasture. Cause to retire, as in With mandatory retirement they put you out to grass at age 65, or She's not all that busy now that she's been put out to pasture. These idioms refer to farm animals sent to graze when they are no longer useful for other work.
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put someone or something out to grass

1 put an animal out to graze. 2 force someone to retire; make someone redundant. informal
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