let the grass grow under one's feet

let the grass grow under one's feet
idi let the grass grow under one's feet, to delay action

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • let the grass grow under one's feet — To loiter or linger, and so lose one s opportunity • • • Main Entry: ↑grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • not let the grass grow under one's feet — ► not let the grass grow under one s feet not delay in taking action. Main Entry: ↑grass …   English terms dictionary

  • let the grass grow under one's feet — {v. phr.}, {informal} To waste time; be slow or idle. * /Grandpa spends so much time sitting and thinking that Grandma accuses him of letting the grass grow under his feet./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let the grass grow under one's feet — {v. phr.}, {informal} To waste time; be slow or idle. * /Grandpa spends so much time sitting and thinking that Grandma accuses him of letting the grass grow under his feet./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let\ the\ grass\ grow\ under\ one's\ feet — v. phr. informal To waste time; be slow or idle. Grandpa spends so much time sitting and thinking that Grandma accuses him of letting the grass grow under his feet …   Словарь американских идиом

  • let the grass grow under your feet — see ↑grass, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑foot let the grass grow under your feet : to wait before doing something or to do something slowly used in negative statements He has never been one to let the grass grow under his feet. [=he has never been slow… …   Useful english dictionary

  • let grass grow under one's feet — {v. phr.} To be idle; be lazy; waste time. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. * /The new boy joined the football team, made the honor roll, and found a girlfriend during the first month of school. He certainly did not let …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let grass grow under one's feet — {v. phr.} To be idle; be lazy; waste time. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. * /The new boy joined the football team, made the honor roll, and found a girlfriend during the first month of school. He certainly did not let …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not let the grass grow under one's feet — not delay in taking action. → grass …   English new terms dictionary

  • not let the grass grow under one's feet — not waste time …   English contemporary dictionary

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