lying fallow


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Their brand of capitalism is the same one that demands endless growth, even from those of us who do best lying fallow in the afternoons. Christy Tending, Longreads, 2 Feb. 2023 Others may have had their suspicions about spectrum lying fallow, but McHenry was the first to gather hard data. Ariel Bleicher, IEEE Spectrum, 20 Mar. 2013

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“Lying fallow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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