change of scenery

a change of scenery

A change in one's usual surroundings, perhaps precipitating a change in one's life. It is most often used when one is moving to a new place. I decided to move across the country for college because I really wanted a change of scenery after growing up in this small town. Heather's looking for a new job because, after 10 years at that company, she needs a change of scenery.
See also: change, of, scenery

change of scenery

a move to a different place, where the surroundings are different. I thought I would go to the country for a change of scenery. A change of scenery would help me relax and organize my life.
See also: change, of, scenery
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And the players will get a bit of a buzz from the change of scenery, too.
Sometimes what your brain needs most when it's in the creative doldrums is a change of scenery.
In general, It's best to get off the couch because exercise, fresh air and a change of scenery can work wonders, too.
have found that short-term boarding in a kennel could provide an exciting change of scenery for dogs rather than cause stress.
Along with the change of scenery, the squadron changed its aircraft, transitioning from the MQ-1 Predator to the MQ-9 Reaper.
The Angels and Pirates made a swap each team optimistic that a change of scenery will be enough to allow their new arms to revert to their old ways.
He said: "It's a change of scenery and maybe it will get a few people in Scotland watching me.
MANCHESTER UNITED: Edwin van der Sar does not believe Wayne Rooney needs a change of scenery.
A change of scenery could get future plans clarified.
GATESHEAD Thunder are hoping a change of scenery may help them end their 56-game winless run this weekend.
And Villa's doctors believe Dunne will benefit from working with the Browns as well as enjoying a change of scenery during his recovery period.
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The eight-year-old has failed to win for trainer Paul Gilligan since his festival victory and owners the Half A Keg Syndicate have decided a change of scenery is necessary.
United will probably not sell him to another English club but I really think a change of scenery would help.
IT'S the final curtain as Birmingham Rep closes its doors for a change of scenery.