Definition of “a rolling stone (gathers no moss)” - English Dictionary

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“a rolling stone (gathers no moss)” in British English

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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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)