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there are plenty more pebbles on the beach

There are many other excellent or more suitable people, things, opportunities, or possibilities in the world that one may find. Said especially if someone has recently been through something or some romantic relationship that has failed or turned out badly. I know you are broken up about Janet leaving you, but there are plenty more pebbles on the beach. I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't get the job, but I'm trying to remind myself that there are plenty more pebbles on the beach.
See also: beach, more, on, pebble, plenty

there are plenty of (other) pebbles on the beach

There are many other excellent or more suitable people, things, opportunities, or possibilities in the world that one may find. Said especially if someone has recently been through something or some romantic relationship that has failed or turned out badly. I know you are broken up about Janet leaving you, but there are plenty of pebbles on the beach. I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't get the job, but I'm trying to remind myself that there are plenty of other pebbles on the beach.
See also: beach, of, on, pebble, plenty

there are other pebbles on the beach

There are many other excellent or more suitable people, things, opportunities, or possibilities in the world that one may find. Said especially if someone has recently been through something or some romantic relationship that has failed or turned out badly. I know you are broken up about Janet leaving you, but there are other pebbles on the beach. I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't get the job, but I'm trying to remind myself that there are other pebbles on the beach.
See also: beach, on, other, pebble

not be the only pebble on the beach

to not be the only person who is important in a situation or in a group Laura always expects to get her own way. It's time she learned that she's not the only pebble on the beach.
See also: beach, on, pebble

not the only fish in the sea

Also, lots or plenty of good fish in the sea ; not the only pebble on the beach. Plenty of other suitable persons, especially for a romantic relationship. For example, When Bob walked out on Sally, all we could tell her was that he was not the only fish in the sea , or Bill knew she wasn't the only pebble on the beach but he was determined to win her over . Both fish and pebble here refer to something available in large quantities. The expressions using fish have been used to comfort jilted lovers since the early 1500s. The variant using pebble was first recorded in a poem of 1896 by Henry Braistead: "If you want to win her hand Let the maiden understand That she's not the only pebble on the beach."
See also: fish, not, sea
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However coming down is a bit tricky thanks to the pebbly limestone surface.
The rim of Gale Crater can be seen in the distance beyond the pebbly ground.
The huge pebbly beach at Nice is divided into sections, each with its own restaurant-bar.
In the studied zone, the coastal plain doesn't extend much because the distance between the zone and the highlands is little and therefore rivers sequestrate big particles in size of Pebble and cable over the shoreline of the zone, that's why in some parts of it, pebbly shore is seen.
The contrast of colors and textures--liquidy lacquer against pebbly stucco--and their high/low commercial connotations was compelling, funny, and strangely moving.
The Borneo rainbow toad is named for the reds, greens, blues, and yellows that color its pebbly skin.
s Pebbly Beach Quarry, located on Catalina Island, Calif.
Most visitors hire a small boat for the day and find their own pebbly cove.
Following a tip from the bartender at Mutiny, I head to the pebbly strand on the north shore just outside of town, where the water, bottomless and blue, stretches like a five-mile mirror to the base of the Wallowa Range.
Thanks to its lovely pebbly beach and range of bars and clubs, it attracts a much younger crowd, as does the southern peninsula of Sirmione with its healing thermal pools and some of the most expensive property in the area.
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Whitman's pebbly texture was created by spraying fused glass over the bottom half of the existing shape; the demarcation between smooth and textured glass comes from a platinum band ringing the center.
Recently, there has been a shift in thinking, resulting in a new crop of floating (and some intermediate sinking) lines with surfaces ranging from pebbly to ridged to downright rough as sandpaper.
a picnic- smack-dab there on the chilly, pebbly beach
Harper Parked on a pebbly shoulder, nose pointed down a skinny country lane, the new Jaguar XJ hums quietly in the sunshine.