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Grass doesn't grow...

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.

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