lying fallow

Definition of lying fallow

:not being used
  • There were too many promising ideas lying fallow at the company.

Word by Word Definitions

lying play
  1. : present participle of lie

  1. : marked by or containing untrue statements : false

fallow play
  1. : of a light yellowish-brown color

  1. : usually cultivated land that is allowed to lie idle during the growing season

  2. : plowed land

  3. : the state or period of being fallow

  1. : to plow, harrow, and break up (land) without seeding to destroy weeds and conserve soil moisture

  1. : left untilled or unsown after plowing

  2. : dormant, inactive


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