rest on your laurels Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “rest on your laurels” in the English Dictionary

"rest on your laurels" in British English

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rest on your laurels

to be ​satisfied with ​yourachievements and not to make an ​effort to do anything ​else: Just because you've got ​yourdegree doesn't ​mean you can rest on ​yourlaurels.
(Definition of rest on your laurels from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rest on your laurels" in American English

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rest on your laurels

to ​feelcomfortable because you have been ​successful in the past: The ​company can't just ​sit back and rest on ​itslaurels – we have to move on to something new.
(Definition of rest on your laurels from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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