Posted by ESC on January 18, 2002
In Reply to: Phrase posted by bob on January 17, 2002
: : : What does the phrase "grass doesn't grow on a busy street" mean?
: : I would think it has the same meaning as "A rolling stone gathers no moss", a discussion of which can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
: Often it's the (joking) retort of a man teased about his baldness, that his mind is so busy/active/heated, that no hair grows on his head.
Grass doesn't grow on a busy street. Grass doesn't grow on a playground. I've heard this (fortunately not too often) in reference to a man with no chest hair.