The phrase is really useful and very popular. Take a look at some examples from the Internet:
- Just put me out to pasture now. It became very apparent tonight that I'm old. I can't pretend that I'm not anymore.
- It is time to put him out to pasture so that someone who actually understands the game of football and offensive tactics can call the plays for the Texas offense.
- When they put me out to pasture I hope I fare better than Korrd." -James T. Kirk
- Please don't put me out to pasture. I have lots of good years left. This vice president has reached retirement age.
- This vice president has reached retirement age. It's time to put him out to pasture.