put out to pasture

idiom

Definition of put out to pasture

1 : to bring animals to a large area of land to feed on the grass there put the sheep out to pasture
2 : 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.

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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 23 Sep. 2021.

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