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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: feet, grass, grow, let
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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