Під лежачий камінь вода не тече

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Explanation and use Під лежачий камінь вода не тече.

In English

Literal Translation: Under the lying stone water does not flow.
Real meaning: If a person makes no effort, he will make no progress, get nowhere (said when someone is inactive and does nothing toward attaining a goal or furthering some matter, etc).
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In other languages

Language Literal translation To express the same Related Idioms
Basque ... ... ...
Catalan ... ... ...
Galician . ...
Romanian Sub piatra culcată nu curge apa. Dacă nu faci efort nu vei obține ceea ce dorești Prin muncă și stăruință, vei ajunge la dorință.
Spanish ... ... ...
Turkish ... ... ...