rolling stone gathers no moss

rolling stone gathers no moss

Prov. A person who does not settle down is not attached to anything or anyone. (Can be said in admiration or in censure, depending on whether or not the speaker feels it is good to be attached to something or someone.) I worry about Tom. He's never lived in the same place for two years in a row, and he keeps changing jobs. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
See also: gather, moss, no, roll, stone
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A stitch in time saves nine Many hands make light work Absence makes the heart grown fonder A rolling stone gathers no moss Out of sight, out of mind Too many cooks spoil the broth
A Rolling Stone gathers no moss, but it certainly gets hurled across plenty of movie ads.
THEY SAY that a Rolling Stone gathers no moss and Mick Jagger would doubtless agree wholeheartedly.
Apparently the King's motto is ``a rolling stone gathers no moss.
TEARING up the fret board, Ronnie Woods defies his years and proves that a Rolling Stone gathers no moss.
A rolling stone gathers no moss (sorry, got carried away with the cliches there).