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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THE girls of Hudderseld Town Ladies Under 14s could certainly never be accused of letting the grass grow under their feet.
The fixture may be over seven months away, but those involved are certainly not letting the grass grow under their feet.
Season five picks up right away next week and the ladies of Wisteria Lane won't be letting the grass grow under their feet.
Tenants in south east Northumberland's newest office parks are not letting the grass grow under their feet, quickly signing up to take high quality office space close to the city and at attractive rates.
He said: "It's been almost a year since Puzzle came out, and while it's unlikely there will be a new album this year, the boys aren't letting the grass grow under their feet.
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BOSSES at Kia are not letting the grass grow under their feet.
But far from not letting the grass grow under their feet, stadium bosses have been working on the best possible solution since the magnificent venue opened in 1999.
Wise, vice-president Tony Jimenez and chief scout Jeff Vetere have not been letting the grass grow under their feet while Kevin Keegan, Chris Hughton, Steve Round and Terry McDermott have been keeping the club in the Premier League.
WEST PARK are certainly not letting the grass grow under their feet when it comes to new signings.
And United supporters will be happy that the new scouting supremos are not letting the grass grow under their feet and are already on the look-out for some much-needed new blood for next season.
WHILE preparations for the World Cup are unfolding at the highest level of English rugby union, clubs and counties across the North are not letting the grass grow under their feet during the summer months.
United had a deputation in Monaco talking to top European agent Mike Morris last Thursday night, and to their credit they are not letting the grass grow under their feet as far as recruiting the much-needed new players is concerned.
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