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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Meanwhile United are not letting the grass grow beneath their feet in their search for new players for next season and all talk from people in the know is that they have beaten a host of clubs for the signature of Reading's out-of-contract midfielder Steve Sidwell.
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