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rest (US lay) on one's oars

Definition of rest US lay on one's oars in English:

Relax one’s efforts.
Example sentences
  • There is no need and no scope for resting on our oars.
  • So to the boffins who might think otherwise, rest on your oars and watch it happen.
  • The negotiating team decided to rest on their oars and wait until their partners had a chance to consider the offer.
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