One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be so satisfied with what one has already achieved that one makes no further effort.
- ‘But I've rested on my laurels and never put effort into anything.’
- ‘He has experienced more adventure than most of us enjoy in a lifetime but he is not resting on his laurels and is already planning further adventures.’
- ‘He is not resting on his laurels and has already begun working for further improvement.’
- ‘We cannot rest on our laurels after the efforts of the weekend.’
- ‘We can't rest on our laurels; we will continue to work very hard to achieve the best results for all the students.’
- ‘Yet these individuals are not resting on past laurels.’
- ‘But we were not designed to rest on the laurels earned by our forefathers.’
- ‘He continues to strive towards perfection and is never satisfied with resting on his laurels.’
- ‘But we have no intention of resting on our fresh green laurels.’
- ‘You can create your own destiny,’ she said recalling her own experience of rising in a field dominated by men and how she achieved her dreams and didn't rest on her laurels.’
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