rest on one's oars


rest on one's oars
stop working temporarily; be satisfied with one's achievements

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • rest on one's oars — phrasal see lie on one s oars * * * rest on one s oars ▪ To abstain from rowing without removing the oars from the rowlocks ▪ To rest, take it easy ▪ To cease working ● oar * * * I relax one s efforts II …   Useful english dictionary

  • rest on one's oars — {v. phr.} To stop trying; stop working for a while; rest. * /The man who wants to become a millionaire can never rest on his oars./ * /A high school student who wants to go to college cannot rest on his oars./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rest on one's oars — {v. phr.} To stop trying; stop working for a while; rest. * /The man who wants to become a millionaire can never rest on his oars./ * /A high school student who wants to go to college cannot rest on his oars./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rest\ on\ one's\ oars — v. phr. To stop trying; stop working for a while; rest. The man who wants to become a millionaire can never rest on his oars. A high school student who wants to go to college cannot rest on his oars …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lie on one's oars — phrasal or lie on the oars or rest on one s oars or rest on the oars 1. : to take the position of oars 2. : to cease effort : take it easy …   Useful english dictionary

  • rest — I. /rɛst / (say rest) noun 1. the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep: a good night s rest. 2. refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labour: to allow an hour for rest. 3. relief or freedom, especially from anything that wearies,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rest — 1. v. & n. v. 1 intr. cease, abstain, or be relieved from exertion, action, movement, or employment; be tranquil. 2 intr. be still or asleep, esp. to refresh oneself or recover strength. 3 tr. give relief or repose to; allow to rest (a chair to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rest — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. remainder, remains, balance, residuum; repose; death. See music. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Repose] Syn. sleep, ease, quiet, quietude, quietness, tranquillity, slumber, calm, calmness, peace, peacefulness …   English dictionary for students

  • oars — See: REST ON ONE S OARS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • oars — See: REST ON ONE S OARS …   Dictionary of American idioms


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