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!
See also: feet, grass, grow, let
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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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"He's not the sort of fella to let grass grow under his feet, so it'll be interesting to see him coming up and getting stuck in.
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