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English definition of “a rolling stone (gathers no moss)”

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a rolling stone (gathers no moss)

old-fashioned saying
said to mean that a person who is always travelling and changing jobs has the advantage of having no responsibilities, but also has disadvantages such as having no permanent place to live: Hal was a bit of a rolling stone before he married and settled down.
(Definition of a rolling stone (gathers no moss) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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