'Rest on your laurels' Meaning

What does the saying 'Rest on your laurels' mean?

Meaning: If someone rests on their laurels, they rely on their past achievements, rather than trying to achieve things now.

Contributor:

Country: International English | Subject Area: Character & appearance | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

All idioms have been editorially reviewed, and submitted idioms may have been edited for correctness and completeness.

Similar Idioms

If you have a question about idioms, ask us about it in our Idioms Discussion Forum.

If you know of an idiom that you would like to be listed here, please use our online form to suggest an idiom.

See also:


Trustpilot