let the grass grow under one's feet

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of let the grass grow under one's 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.

Word by Word Definitions

let play
  1. : hinder, prevent

  1. : something that impedes : obstruction

  2. : a shot or point in racket games that does not count and must be replayed

  1. : to cause to : make

  2. : to offer or grant for rent or lease

  3. : to assign especially after bids

  1. : small one

  2. : article worn on

grass play
  1. : herbage suitable or used for grazing animals

  2. : any of a large family (Gramineae synonym Poaceae) of monocotyledonous mostly herbaceous plants with jointed stems, slender sheathing leaves, and flowers borne in spikelets of bracts

  3. : land (such as a lawn or a turf racetrack) covered with growing grass

  1. : to feed (livestock) on grass sometimes without grain or other concentrates

  2. : to cover with grass

  3. : to produce grass

grow play
  1. : to spring up and develop to maturity

  2. : to be able to grow in some place or situation

  3. : to assume some relation through or as if through a process of natural growth

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

feet
  1. : plural of foot


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