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

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

To be continually active; to not stand still or be idle. Often used as an imperative. Don't let the grass grow under your feet, kid. Get to work! Tell them not to let the grass grow under their feet—I want this shed finished by the end of the day.
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not let the grass grow under one's feet

Fig. not to stay in one place for a long time; to be always on the move. He is always doing something. He never lets the grass grow under his feet. I have always thought that I ought not to let the grass grow under my feet. Jane: Last night I told Alan that we needed a new bookshelf, and he had built one by the time I got home today. Jill: Boy, he doesn't let the grass grow under his feet.
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not let the grass grow under your feet

If you do not let the grass grow under your feet, you act immediately. Clearly not one to let the grass grow under his feet, Sanchez had a busy time in his first weekend as Northern Ireland manager.
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not let the grass grow under your feet

not delay in acting or taking an opportunity.
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not let the ˌgrass grow under your ˈfeet

be very active and do the things that need to be done very quickly: The new owner didn’t let the grass grow under her feet, and immediately started to change the whole layout of the shop.
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