a 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.
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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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A change of scenery. Sometimes it's just what you need when you find yourself at a crossroads--faced with some type of obstacle or weighing an important decision, perhaps.
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November: You are absolutely, positively in need of a change of scenery. If the folks aren't taking you over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house for Thanksgiving, consider redecorating your boudoir.