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.
See also: feet, grass, grow, let
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Adam Salton, though he talked little, did not let the grass grow under his feet in any matter which he had undertaken, or in which he was interested.
Moreover, we were under the command of Murat, who never let the grass grow under his feet.
JOHN Clancy, Leader of Brimingham City Council, has certainly not let the grass grow under his feet (Mail, December 31).
Freed from the shackles of coalition government, Cameron hasn't let the grass grow under his feet when it comes to imposing huge welfare cuts among other dubious priorities.
Not one to let the grass grow under his feet, he travelled across to Cumbria to take in the Gosforth 10k two days later.
Ashley Thorpe doesn't let the grass grow under his feet.
ANDY MURRAY let the grass grow under his feet a little but eventually got the job done against Ivan Navarro in the evening sunshine at The Queen's Club.
HE MAY have been cast aside by Giovanni Trapattoni but Andy Reid has not let the grass grow under his feet this summer.
Meanwhile, not wishing to let the grass grow under his feet, Tony is ready to have his first stab at an India Pale Ale.
ANDY Powell admits it is time to let the grass grow under his feet now he has moved to Cardiff Arms Park.
Wales international Williams landed the job as Ospreys skipper as successor to the recently retired Scott Gibbs and he has certainly not let the grass grow under his feet.
Coach Ian Millward hasn't let the grass grow under his feet in the close season and has re-shaped his team with the emphasis on youth -second rower Chris Joynt is the only man over 27 in the Saints' squad.
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