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

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

Be continually active; do not stand still or be idle (thus giving the grass a chance to grow where you're standing). Don't let the grass grow under your feet, kid. Get to work!
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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

don't let the grass grow under your feet

Act with dispatch; don’t delay. This expression dates from the sixteenth century. It appeared in print in 1607 in Edward Topsell’s natural history, Foure-Footed Beasts (“The hare . . . leaps away again, and letteth no grass grow under his feet”).
See also: feet, grass, grow, let
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"They don't let the grass grow under their feet. Have you seen Bingham's address to his constituents?
HED Kandi don't let the grass grow under their feet. Approximately six minutes after the release of the last mix, the superb 50th triple album, they're back with Disco Kandi.
' They don't let the grass grow under their feet. They are very determined.'
Yours editor Valery McConnell says: "21st Century grans don't let the grass grow under their feet. They look young, feel young and act young and live life to the full.
Yours editor Valery McConnell said: "Twenty-first century grans don't let the grass grow under their feet.
Editor Valery McConnell said, 'Twenty-first century grans don't let the grass grow under their feet.
The 21st Century Gran Survey for Yours magazine found that despite being an average age of 69, respondents felt on average as if they were 48.Yours editor Valery McConnell said: "Twenty-first century grans don't let the grass grow under their feet.
"These people don't let the grass grow under their feet. They are always plotting, waiting for the word to strike."
Yours editor Valery McConnell said: 'Twenty-first Century grans don't let the grass grow under their feet. They look, feel and act young and live life to the full.'
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