put someone out to grass

put someone out to grass
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

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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.

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Main Entry:grass

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

  • grass — grass1 W2S2 [gra:s US græs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in fields and gardens)¦ 2 the grass 3¦(drug)¦ 4¦(criminal)¦ 5 the grass is greener (on the other side) 6 not let the grass grow under your feet 7 put somebody out to grass ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grass — 1 noun 1 IN FIELDS a) (U) a very common plant with thin green leaves that grows in fields and is often eaten by animals: a blade of grass | Please keep off the grass. b) (C) a particular kind of grass: sea grasses 2 DRUG (U) slang marijuana 3… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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