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greener pastures

A place or thing that is an improvement on one's current situation. I liked my job here, but it just didn't pay enough, so I had to go to greener pastures.
See also: greener, pasture

the grass is always greener (on the other side)

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!
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The grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence).

Prov. People always think they would be happier in a different set of circumstances. (Usually implies that the other circumstances really are not any better.) Jill: My job is so tedious. I wish I had my own business, like Beatrice does. Jane: Beatrice probably wishes she had the security of her old job. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
See also: always, grass, greener, on, other, side

grass is always greener on the other side, the

A different situation always seems better than one's own. For example, Bob always thinks the grass is greener elsewhere, which accounts for his constant job changes . This expression, an ancient proverb cited by Erasmus in the 15th century, is so well known that it is often shortened.
See also: always, grass, greener, on, other

the grass is always greener

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

If you say the grass is always greener or the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, you mean that other people often seem to be in a better situation than you, but in reality their situation may not be as good as it seems. You know what it's like — the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. I'm always looking at jobs advertised online and thinking I'd be better off somewhere else. Note: Grass and greener are often used in other expressions with a similar meaning. A lot of players who have left in the past have found that the grass isn't always greener elsewhere. I cannot have my staff believing that the grass is always greener in another company.
See also: always, grass, greener

greener pastures

People talk about greener pastures to mean a better life or situation than the one they are in now. A lot of nurses seek greener pastures overseas. They moved around for years, sometimes even leaving the state for what they thought would be greener pastures.
See also: greener, pasture

the grass is always greener

other people's lives or situations always seem better than your own.
This is a shortened form of the proverb ‘the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence’, usually used as a caution against dissatisfaction with your own lot in life. There are a number of sayings about the attractions of something distant or inaccessible, for example blue are the faraway hills .
See also: always, grass, greener

the ˌgrass is (always) ˈgreener on the other ˈside (of the ˈfence)

(saying) things always seem better in another place, job, etc: She says she would be able to do business better in France, but the grass is always greener on the other side!
See also: grass, greener, on, other, side

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
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The exhibition opens with a Trade and Professional Day on March 7 for those involved in planning, designing and constructing greener homes and buildings.
From left, Andrew Wilkinson and Keian Sanchez of A Greener Solution with Mike Guellard of NEL
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Cooperation and Collaborations are important to drive greener environments and greener communities.
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Among groups that form part of Greener Birmingham are The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country, the Birmingham Open Spaces Forum, Birmingham Botanical Society and the Birmingham Trees for Life campaign.
Georgia Stokes, of the Greener Birmingham Coalition, said: "Birmingham overall is a very green city but there is not equal access to green space and the city centre is almost completely a concrete jungle.
"I gave him them all back," said Greener, appearing in court via video link to Durham Prison.
After straying to the other side of this marital fence and returning to find forgiveness and restoration, Nancy Anderson brings her personal experiences and insights to the pages of "Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome: How to Grow Affair-Proof Hedges Around Your Marriage", a practical book about predicting and preventing an extramarital affair.
(OTC: TNKE) and environmentally friendly industrial manufacturer manufacturer Greener Environment and Yulong LLC have agreed to merge, the companies said.
Prayers were also offered for the success of the campaign, part of massive tree planting program launched by Sindh Govt amid the greener Sindh.
"We are thrilled that Gulden is joining the Walgreens Boots Alliance communications team to lead many of our critical functions," said Greener. "Her experience and expertise across the spectrum of communications operations, especially in the health care industry, will help to take our organization and impact to an even higher level as Walgreens Boots Alliance begins its fourth year as a global pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise."
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday kicked off the Spring Tree Planting Campaign, 2018 by planting a sapling here at the PM Office with a pledge for a greener Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday kicked off the Spring Tree Planting Campaign, 2018 by planting a sapling here at the PM Office with a pledge for a greener Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday urged all Pakistanis particularly to actively participate in the Spring Tree Planting Campaign 2018 by planting maximum trees.He kicked off the Spring Tree Planting Campaign, 2018 by planting a sapling here at the PM Office with a pledge for a greener Pakistan.