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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References in classic literature ?
"They don't let the grass grow under their feet. Have you seen Bingham's address to his constituents?
The Veuve pink NV (non-vintage) was a rather late addition to their range but not to let the grass grow under their feet this shows all the finesse and power associated with the house.
Car makers cannot afford to let the grass grow under their feet as technology races ahead, and the fourth generation of the Avensis Tourer proves that point.
Ms Drury and Mr Wilkins appeared before Hexham Town Council to explain why they let the grass grow under their feet from April, when Vale took over the cutting-edge contract.
"While we can debate the pros and cons of this, the fact is that young people cannot afford to let the grass grow under their feet in today's highly-competitive environment."
But they haven't let the grass grow under their feet.
Before the start of the current season many predicted Town would be among those struggling to make the Super 12 in 2010/11, but the Bastion Road outfit have not let the grass grow under their feet over the summer.
Ymca are not planning to let the grass grow under their feet.
So they were amazed when, before they made their annual protests, Cardiff council decided not to let the grass grow under their feet any longer.
They might only have scraped back into the Football League by the skin of their teeth, but Shrewsbury Town don't appear too keen to let the grass grow under their feet.
The 21st Century Gran Survey for Yours magazine found that despite being an average age of 69, respondents felt on average as if they were 48.Yours editor Valery McConnell said: "Twenty-first century grans don't let the grass grow under their feet.
The Larkmans are not a pair to let the grass grow under their feet.
But there was never any doubt that Gaizka Mendieta and Hector Cuper would be plying their trade in Serie A this season, and the new board of directors have not let the grass grow under their feet.
There's no risk Down will let the grass grow under their feet in the shoddy stadium which is also used for American football.
"These people don't let the grass grow under their feet. They are always plotting, waiting for the word to strike."
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