lying fallow

Definition of lying fallow

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : present participle oflie

  1. :  marked by or containing untrue statements :  false

  1. :  of a light yellowish-brown color

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

    :  plowed land

    :  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

    :  dormant, inactive

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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