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  • 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

  • put out to grass — put (an animal) out to graze. ↘informal force (someone) to retire. → grass …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 out to grass —  See grass3 …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 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 pasture — put (someone) out to pasture to make someone stop working at their job because they are too old to be useful. At 62, he felt he was not ready to be put out to pasture. Etymology: based on the tradition of keeping farm animals that are too old to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • graze, put out to —  Same as put out to grass.  See grass3 …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 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


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