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    please tell me an expansion on this proverb

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    Default Re: rolling stone gathers no moss

    The meaning of this idiom is that a person cannot stay in one place for very long and needs to constantly be on the move.

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    Default Re: rolling stone gathers no moss

    Quote Originally Posted by nazishkazi View Post
    Please tell give me an expansion more information on this proverb.
    A rolling stone gathers no moss - this means that if you stay in one place for too long (you are a stone which is not rolling), you can become stale (gather moss). However, a stone which rolls and therefore moves all the time, stays fresh.

    Please remember to start every sentence with a capital letter and always use a punctuation mark at the end of each sentence.

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    Default Re: rolling stone gathers no moss

    It's worth noting that the metaphorical moss can be good (money, friendship...) or bad (a mortgage, commitments...'. The meaning - positive or negative - comes from the context.

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    Default Re: rolling stone gathers no moss

    this proverb said to mean that a person who is always travelling and changing jobs has the advantage of having no responsibilities, but also has disadvantages such as having no permanent place to live.


    this proverb now has two meanings: people pay a price for being always on the move, in that they have no roots in a specific place (the original meaning); or people who keep moving avoid picking up responsibilities and cares.

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