The grass is always greener on the other side

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

Prov. People always think they would be happier in a different set of circumstances. (Usually implies that the other circumstances really are not any better.) Jill: My job is so tedious. I wish I had my own business, like Beatrice does. Jane: Beatrice probably wishes she had the security of her old job. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
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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
One band, Drastic Harmonic, made-up of pupils from George Stephenson High School, in Killingworth, North Tyneside, have already submitted their song, The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side.
The old maxim that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence doesn't always ring true for footballers.
THE grass is always greener on the other side, they reckon - unless you live next door to Wembley Stadium, in which case the grass is a pile of rubble and cement.
For so many people the grass is always greener on the other side.
It is a sad fact that if you are B&Q's top gnome, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
Sibling rivalry is often like this: Rose got the brains, Maggie got the beauty, and the grass is always greener on the other side.
It just seems that where exercise and fitness are concerned, the grass is always greener on the other side of the door.