for a change


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for a change

For the sake of contrast or variety; as something novel or different. It's nice to see you here on time, for a change. I'm sick of Chinese food. Let's try that new South African restaurant for a change.
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for a change

For the sake of variety or novelty, as in Let's take a taxi for a change, or So you're on time for a change. This phrase is sometimes used in a straightforward way, as in the first example, or to express the same sentiment as about time, that is, "it's high time something different happened," as in the second example. [First half of 1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

for a ˈchange

for variety; as an improvement on what usually happens: We usually go to Cyprus on holiday but this year we’ve decided to stay at home for a change.Oh good! She’s on time for a change.
See also: change, for
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