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!
See also: beneath, feet, grass, grow, let
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Already a consummate adherent to the old business adage of "never letting the grass grow beneath your feet," Liam simply stresses that a shop presence alongside his four-year-old online offer has made "a strong business even stronger."
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