• Katarina Ristic

Phrase of the week: sich auf seinen Lorbeeren ausruhen

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

sich auf seinen Lorbeeren ausruhen

Phrasal idiom: to rest on one’s laurels

This idiom denotes the idea of no longer making an effort and becoming lazy because you are depending too much on your past achievements and successes. The phrase originates from Ancient Greece, where laurel wreaths were used to symbolise status and victory.

· Wichtig erscheint der Hinweis, dass wir uns in dieser Situation nicht auf unseren Lorbeeren ausruhen können - wir müssen umso härter arbeiten, um den Herausforderungen standzuhalten.

· It seems important to note that we cannot rest on our laurels in this situation - we have to work that much harder to meet the challenges.


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