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be the spice of life

To be that which makes life interesting, exciting, enjoyable, or worthwhile. From the proverb "variety is the spice of life," meaning that having many different experiences is what makes life interesting. My witty friend likes to say that sarcasm is the spice of life for her. In romantic fiction, however, misunderstandings and mishaps are the spice of life!
See also: life, of, spice
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My selections follow the adage that variety is the spice of life .
Variety is the spice of life, and we have it with this year's selections for the Walk of Fame,'' said Johnny Grant, the honorary mayor of Hollywood and chairman of the committee that chooses recipients.