It should be required reading for anyone managing a nonprofit, working for a grass roots cause, or running a Fortune 500 company.
To really influence the grass roots, young democrats will need to start laying their own seeds for change.
The depth to which grass roots will go in sandy soil: at least two feet.
They followed the runaway brook, through the grass roots, that almost hid it.
From the grass roots on the hillside some lucky fellows cleaned up $10,000 in a few days.
The spring sod, half rotted and loosened from the grass roots, furnished the best lodgment.
There was no moving of restless hoofs, or soft sounds of grass roots being torn by grazing ponies.
The energetic use of a roller helps the grass roots to spread out and obtain the mastery over the decapitated weeds.
Nobody will interrupt us–and so I thought we could get down to grass roots and talk this thing out.
In fact, the brown, dead patches of grass are probably killed by the white grub, arch enemy of grass roots.
1766, literally; figurative use from 1901 in sense "fundamental level;" U.S. political sense of "the rank and file of the electorate" is attested from 1912; also grassroots.