put out to pasture (to)

 Pressure someone to retire.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • put out to pasture — 1. To release an animal into a pasture to graze 2. To force a person to retire from work • • • Main Entry: ↑pasture * * * put (someone) out to pasture : to force (someone) to leave a job because of old age I m not ready to be put out to pasture… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put out to pasture — put (someone) out to pasture to make someone stop working at their job because they are too old to be useful. At 62, he felt he was not ready to be put out to pasture. Etymology: based on the tradition of keeping farm animals that are too old to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • put out to pasture — ► put out to pasture force to retire. Main Entry: ↑pasture …   English terms dictionary

  • put out to pasture —    To say that someone has been put out to pasture means that they have been forced to retire or give up their responsibilities.     He s in good health and he feels it s too early to be put out to pasture …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • put out to pasture — idi a) ahb. to put in a pasture to graze b) to dismiss or retire as being past one s prime …   From formal English to slang

  • put out to pasture — force to retire. → pasture …   English new terms dictionary

  • put someone out to pasture — phrase humorous to make someone leave their job because they are considered to be too old I’m not ready to be put out to pasture just yet! Thesaurus: forcing someone and being forced to leave a jobsynonym applying and interviewing for jobshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone out to pasture — put (someone) out to pasture to make someone stop working at their job because they are too old to be useful. At 62, he felt he was not ready to be put out to pasture. Etymology: based on the tradition of keeping farm animals that are too old to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • put someone out to pasture — If someone is put out to pasture, they are forced to resign or give up some responsibilities …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • put out to grass — put (someone) out to grass Brit : to force (someone) to leave a job because of old age I m not ready to be put out to grass [=put out to pasture] just yet. • • • Main Entry: ↑grass …   Useful english dictionary

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