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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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.
Devotees of the Ranch Malibu's regimented, results-driven programs can now enjoy a change of scenery. The California retreat is taking its popular weeklong boot camp to Italy.
Here's a way to get the attention of job seekers looking for a change of scenery, duties and salary in the next several weeks: Use radio.
'It's just a change of scenery, it's hair, it's going to grow back,' said Wright who's also aware that his hair has been the subject of several memes.
The change of scenery doesn't bring with it respite alone; because unexpected romance, horses, and the atmosphere and lure of an unfamiliar Wyoming summer lead her to some personal revelations that could change everything.
The change of scenery from the original gone is the crime plot to be replaced by an extreme sports storyline is brave but the vast open world which was one of The Crew's biggest assets has shrunk and the clunky controls really set things back.
It could be that Sam just fancies a change of scenery and Catalans certainly offers that.
Sometimes what your brain needs most when it's in the creative doldrums is a change of scenery. Here are some steps you can take to free your mind.
presidents typically don't get to unplug from reality like civilians do on holiday. "Presidents don't get vacations," she said in the 1980s. "They just get 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.