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I don't let the grass grow under my feet

4 years ago
One of my favorites, but only as an affirmation.

This idiom can be used in two ways.

The first is tell others to get off their chairs and do some work. (Idiomatic condemnation).

Don't let the grass grow under your feet! - Don't sit there like a sack of potatoes, or let circumstances overtake you by your inactivity.

On the flip side. (Idiomatic affirmation).

I don't let grass grow under my feet. - I'm constantly active and looking for solutions. I'm restless and as a result the ground under my feet is always being trampled to the point that any weeds or unwanted plants are unable to take root. I like to imagine flames down there. In summary:

a hard working person who adapts, changes and moves on "does not let the grass grow under his or her feet".