Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No.8)

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.

8. 

He was undecided. He let the grass grow under his feet.

[A]. loitered around
[B]. stayed out
[C]. sat unmoving
[D]. moved away

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Sukeshi said: (Feb 14, 2012)  
Loiter means to linger about, to walk slowly.

Ank said: (Sep 27, 2012)  
Let the grass grow under one's feet: to waste time by doing nothing.

Loiter means just roam aimlessly hence wasting time.

80R said: (Apr 6, 2015)  
Let grass grow under one's feet: To do nothing; to stand still.

Mary doesn't let the grass grow under her feet. She's always busy. Bob is too lazy. He's letting the grass grow under his feet.

Deeksha said: (Jun 6, 2015)  
Is it right answer? Loiter means roam aimlessly?

Jagan said: (Sep 10, 2016)  
I think @80R is the right answer.

Sanj said: (Nov 28, 2016)  
Act now without any delay. If you say "Don't let the grass grow under your feet" to someone, you tell him/her not to waste time and to do something immediately. If someone doesn't let the grass grow under his/her feet, he/she does something right now without waiting.

Amit said: (Jan 8, 2017)  
To do nothing; to stand still.

e.g;-
Mary doesn't let the grass grow under her feet. She's always busy. Bob is too lazy. He's letting the grass grow under his feet.

Raj said: (Feb 4, 2018)  
Loiter =time waste.

Dpka said: (Jan 30, 2019)  
Thank you all.

Shreyas said: (Mar 16, 2019)  
Why not (B)? Please explain me.

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