the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

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the grass is always greener (on the other side)

proverb Other people's circumstances or belongings always seem more desirable than one's own. A: "It just seems like they have this perfect life, always traveling and spending time together." B: "Hey, the grass is always greener. I'm sure they have their own problems that no one else can see." The grass is always greener on the other side—the sooner you realize that and stop comparing your life to others', the happier you'll be!
See also: always, grass, greener, other

the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

Other people's circumstances or belongings always seem more desirable than one's own. Often shortened to "the grass is always greener on the other side" or even just "the grass is always greener." A: "It just seems like they have this perfect life, always traveling and spending time together." B: "Hey, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. I'm sure they have their own problems that no one else can see." The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. The sooner you realize that—and stop comparing your life to others'—the happier you'll be!
See also: always, fence, grass, greener, of, on, other, side
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grass is always greener (on the other side of the fence), the

What one doesn’t have always looks more appealing than what one has. A proverb first cited in Erasmus’s Adagia (1545), this maxim remains true and the phrase remains current.
See also: always, grass, greener, of, other, side
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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