let the grass grow under (one's) feet

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let the grass grow under (one's) feet

To be inactive; to do nothing or stand still. Often used in the negative as an imperative, such as "don't let the grass grow under your feet." I used to let the grass grow under my feet, and I missed out on a lot of opportunities. Don't let the grass grow under your feet, kid. Get to work!
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let grass grow under one's feet

Fig. to do nothing; to stand still. Mary doesn't let the grass grow under her feet. She's always busy. Bob is too lazy. He's letting the grass grow under his feet.
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The reg'lar driver 's sick," he explained, "and when they sent for me, thinks I to myself, my drivin' days is over, but Rebecky won't let the grass grow under her feet when she gits her aunt Jane's letter, and like as not I'll ketch her to-day; or, if she gits delayed, to-morrow for certain.
ON HER TRAVELS Not one to let the grass grow under her feet, multidisciplinary artist Tracey Moberly, who grew up in the Rhymney Valley, is constantly looking for new inspiration for her work.
NEVER one to let the grass grow under her feet, Morag Gray is back in employment just days after stepping down as chief executive at Hamilton Park.
Never one to let the grass grow under her feet, she quickly joined a dating agency to get ready the replacement for her terminally-ill hubby.
Michelle's love for travelling probably explains why she has never let the grass grow under her feet during her showbiz career.
Morvern Cameron is not one to let the grass grow under her feet.
Now 30, she certainly hasn't let the grass grow under her feet since then.
OLD Jordan isn't one to let the grass grow under her feet.
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