The grass is always greener


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The grass is always greener (on the other side of the fence).

something that you say which means that other people always seem to be in a better situation than you, although they may not be And when I haven't been out for a while I start to envy Miriam with her great social life. Oh well, the grass is always greener.
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THEY say the grass is always greener on the other side - and if you live in Great Barr, it literally is
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