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"rest on your laurels" in British English

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rest on your laurels

to be satisfied with your achievements and not to make an effort to do anything else: Just because you've got your degree doesn't mean you can rest on your laurels.
(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 feel comfortable because you have been successful in the past: The company can't just sit back and rest on its laurels – 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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