Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No. 8)
Directions to Solve
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.
loitered around
stayed out
sat unmoving
moved away
Answer: Option
Explanation:
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Discussion:
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Shreyas said:   5 years ago
Why not (B)? Please explain me.

Dpka said:   5 years ago
Thank you all.

Raj said:   6 years ago
Loiter =time waste.
(2)

Amit said:   7 years ago
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.

Sanj said:   7 years ago
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.

Jagan said:   8 years ago
I think @80R is the right answer.

Deeksha said:   9 years ago
Is it right answer? Loiter means roam aimlessly?

80R said:   9 years ago
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.

Ank said:   1 decade ago
Let the grass grow under one's feet: to waste time by doing nothing.

Loiter means just roam aimlessly hence wasting time.

Sukeshi said:   1 decade ago
Loiter means to linger about, to walk slowly.

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