let the grass grow beneath (one's) feet

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let the grass grow beneath (one's) feet

To be inactive; to do nothing or stand still. Often used in the negative as an imperative ("don't let the grass grow beneath your feet"). I used to let the grass grow beneath my feet, and I missed out on a lot of opportunities. Don't let the grass grow beneath your feet, kid. Get to work!
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say it with flowers David Ridsdale is retiring from his job with Kirklees Council DAVID Ridsdale is not afraid of getting his hands dirty or letting the grass grow beneath his feet.
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