Put-out-to-pasture meaning

(idiomatic) To make someone retire, especially due to advancing age.

They've put John out to pasture and replaced him with someone who's got half his experience.

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(idiomatic) To discontinue something.

That version of the program has been put out to pasture.

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Origin of put-out-to-pasture

  • From the practice of putting draft animals too old to work in a pasture.
    From Wiktionary