put out to pasture


: to bring animals to a large area of land to feed on the grass there
put the sheep out to pasture
: to force (someone) to leave a job because of old age
I'm not ready to be put out to pasture yet.
sometimes used of things
I put my old computer out to pasture.

Examples of put out to pasture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the winter, horses are put out to pasture while a few employees oil and repair stirrups and other equipment and make their own saddles. Sean Catangui, New York Times, 28 May 2023 But that doesn’t mean the show’s world is being put out to pasture. Herb Scribner, Washington Post, 9 May 2023 And why is that a taboo, and why are we put out to pasture? Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 27 Sep. 2022 And now, with Abbott as the critical darling of the Emmys and the torchbearer for network sitcoms typically put out to pasture in today's streaming age, more people than ever are paying attention. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 9 Sep. 2022 Baby boomers aren’t going to tolerate being put out to pasture. Nancy Keates, WSJ, 9 Apr. 2022 In the six-part series, based on Mike Herron’s novel of the same name, Oldman plays Jackson Lamb, an MI5 boss relegated to administrative purgatory in Slough House, where sub-par agents are put out to pasture. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 4 Feb. 2022 Assuming central banks decree what market forces never would (a negative cost of capital), actual market actors will hoover up more and more of the savings repelled by central banks in a sense begging to be put out to pasture. John Tamny, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 As Virginia prepares to legalize adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana on July 1, drug-sniffing police dogs from around the state are being forced into early retirement, following a trend in other states where legalization has led to K-9s being put out to pasture earlier than planned. Denise Lavoie, Anchorage Daily News, 29 May 2021

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“Put out to pasture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20out%20to%20pasture. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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