let the grass grow under one's feet

idiom

: 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.

Dictionary Entries Near let the grass grow under one's feet

Cite this Entry

“Let the grass grow under one's feet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20the%20grass%20grow%20under%20one%27s%20feet. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY