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don't let the grass grow under your 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! You have your entire life ahead of you, so make the most of every opportunity you get and don't let the grass grow under your 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]
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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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