Definition of rolling stone in English:

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rolling stone


A person who is unwilling to settle for long in one place: he was a rolling stone, with no ties to anyone or anyplace
More example sentences
  • This week sees even you rolling stones settling into the pleasures of restful domesticity.
  • You rolling stones are best off investigating the pleasures of domesticity this week.
  • Free-spirited and eccentric she, the rolling stone of the crew, fills most of her time trying to find herself when she's not working on her documentary about single mothers.


a rolling stone gathers no moss

proverb A person who does not settle in one place will not accumulate wealth or status, or responsibilities or commitments.
Example sentences
  • He certainly was not sympathetic towards the spirituality of them, and he once commented to a friend considering the monastic life, ‘It is true that a rolling stone gathers no moss, but then, why should it?’
  • Just as a rolling stone gathers no moss, an active brain grows no hair.
  • But sometimes you just have to take the rough with the smooth, watch the way the cookie crumbles, let sleeping dogs lie, and remember that a rolling stone gathers no moss.

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