rest on one's laurels


rest on one's laurels
be so satisfied with what one has already achieved that one makes no further effort.
laurel

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • rest on one's laurels — {v. phr.} To be satisfied with the success you have already won; stop trying to win new honors. * /Getting an A in chemistry almost caused Mike to rest on his laurels./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rest on one's laurels — {v. phr.} To be satisfied with the success you have already won; stop trying to win new honors. * /Getting an A in chemistry almost caused Mike to rest on his laurels./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rest on one's laurels — (sometimes as a criticism) to be content with one s past successes and the honour they bring, without attempting any further achievements • • • Main Entry: ↑laurel * * * I be so satisfied with what one has already achieved that one makes no… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rest on one's laurels — ► rest on one s laurels be so satisfied with what one has already achieved that one makes no further effort. Main Entry: ↑laurel …   English terms dictionary

  • rest on one's laurels — idi rest on one s laurels, to cease to strive for further successes or accolades …   From formal English to slang

  • rest on one's laurels — be satisfied with the success one has already won He is always willing to work hard and is not the type of person to rest on his laurels …   Idioms and examples

  • rest\ on\ one's\ laurels — v. phr. To be satisfied with the success you have already won; stop trying to win new honors. Getting an a in chemistry almost caused Mike to rest on his laurels …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rest on one's laurels — verb To rely on a past success instead of trying to improve oneself further …   Wiktionary

  • rest on one's laurels — sit idly, do nothing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rest on one’s laurels (to) —  Sit back, relax based on past performance …   American business jargon


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