Definition of lying fallow
- There were too many promising ideas lying fallow at the company.
: present participle of lie
: marked by or containing untrue statements : false
: of a light yellowish-brown color
: usually cultivated land that is allowed to lie idle during the growing season
: plowed land
: the state or period of being fallow
: to plow, harrow, and break up (land) without seeding to destroy weeds and conserve soil moisture
: left untilled or unsown after plowing
: dormant, inactive
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