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Difference between Come to grass and Go to grass

come to grass—(Mining ) come up to the pit-head:

  • Let us now watch the men ascending from the mine after work. This is what they call “coming to grass.”

Note: The expression is not antonymous in meaning to the phrase come off the grass(Austral. sl.) used as an expression of disbelief or a plea to stop talking nonsense:

  • Come off the grass, Mary. High Court judges are not the Alpha and Omega of all wisdom.

go to grass

1. (of cattle) graze:

  • The vaccination program for dairy calves should be completed before they go to grass.

2. (coll.) fall down; come to the ground:

  • His legs got tangled and he went to grass, losing the race.

3. (coll.) go on a holiday or into retirement:

  • A gentleman declared that he might go to grass with his old canoe.

4. (dated) is used to rudely tell a person to go away and stop being annoying (also: go to grass and eat hay):

  • She fell into a fit of anger, bidding him to “go to grass with his invitations.”