to be out at grass

to be out at grass
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  • To put out to grass — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • put someone out to grass — informal phrase to force someone to leave a job because they are old and no longer useful Thesaurus: forcing someone and being forced to leave a jobsynonym applying and interviewing for jobshyponym Main entry: grass * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • put somebody out to grass — put sb out to ˈgrass idiom (informal) to force sb to stop doing their job, especially because they are old Main entry: ↑grassidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put out to grass — put (someone) out to grass Brit : to force (someone) to leave a job because of old age I m not ready to be put out to grass [=put out to pasture] just yet. • • • Main Entry: ↑grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • put out to grass — ► put out to grass 1) put (an animal) out to graze. 2) informal force (someone) to retire. Main Entry: ↑grass …   English terms dictionary

  • put out to grass —    to cause to retire prematurely    The imagery is from the horse which escapes the knacker:     If you think you are going to be put out to grass, you are mistaken. (Price, 1979 a man was being moved from his normal job prior to retiring age) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Grass — Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass bass — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass bird — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass cloth — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass finch — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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