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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Mr Glen said: "We knew our expertise as press engineers would be in demand, so we decided not to let the grass grow under our feet.
However, we do not let the grass grow under our feet and instead have gone for a lad who is itching for a crack at Premier racing, so we are giving him a chance.
We've got to make sure now that we don't let the grass grow under our feet on this issue and that we come back stronger in 12 months' time.
We can't let the grass grow under our feet,and as such we have to look at quality players who can do a job for us in specific positions.
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