put out to pasture

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To make someone retire, especially due to advancing age.

Etymology:

  • From the practice of putting draft animals too old to work in a pasture.
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They've put John out to pasture and replaced him with someone who's got half his experience.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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put out to pastureTo discontinue something.
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