not let the grass grow beneath (one's) feet

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not let the grass grow beneath (one's) feet

To be continually active; to not stand still or be idle (thus giving the grass a chance to grow where you're standing). Don't let the grass grow beneath your feet, kid. Get to work! Tell them not to let the grass grow beneath their feet—I want this shed finished by the end of the day.
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