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there are plenty more pebbles on the beach

There are many other excellent or more suitable people, things, opportunities, or possibilities in the world that one may find. Said especially if someone has recently been through something or some romantic relationship that has failed or turned out badly. I know you are broken up about Janet leaving you, but there are plenty more pebbles on the beach. I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't get the job, but I'm trying to remind myself that there are plenty more pebbles on the beach.
See also: beach, more, on, pebble, plenty, there

there are plenty of (other) pebbles on the beach

There are many other excellent or more suitable people, things, opportunities, or possibilities in the world that one may find. Said especially if someone has recently been through something or some romantic relationship that has failed or turned out badly. I know you are broken up about Janet leaving you, but there are plenty of pebbles on the beach. I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't get the job, but I'm trying to remind myself that there are plenty of other pebbles on the beach.
See also: beach, of, on, pebble, plenty, there

there are other pebbles on the beach

There are many other excellent or more suitable people, things, opportunities, or possibilities in the world that one may find. Said especially if someone has recently been through something or some romantic relationship that has failed or turned out badly. I know you are broken up about Janet leaving you, but there are other pebbles on the beach. I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't get the job, but I'm trying to remind myself that there are other pebbles on the beach.
See also: beach, on, other, pebble, there

not be the only pebble on the beach

To be only one of many other excellent or more suitable people, things, opportunities, or possibilities in the world that one may find. Said especially if someone has recently been unlucky or unsuccessful with someone romantically or in some endeavor. I know you are broken up about Janet leaving you, but she's not the only pebble on the beach. I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't get the job, but I'm trying to remind myself it wasn't the only pebble on the beach.
See also: beach, not, on, pebble

not the only fish in the sea

Not the only suitable thing, opportunity, or person one can find. Usually said of people with whom one was or hopes to be in a romantic relationship, but can be applied to a number of other situations. I know you are broken up about Janet leaving you, but she's not the only fish in the sea. I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't get the job, but I'm trying to remind myself it's not the only fish in the sea.
See also: fish, not, sea

not the only pebble on the beach

Not the only suitable thing, opportunity, or person one can find. Usually said of people with whom one was or hopes to be in a romantic relationship, but can be applied to a number of other situations. A less common version of "not the only fish in the sea." I know you are broken up about Janet leaving you, but she's not the only pebble on the beach. I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't get the job, but I'm trying to remind myself it's not the only pebble on the beach.
See also: beach, not, on, pebble

not the only fish in the sea

Also, lots or plenty of good fish in the sea ; not the only pebble on the beach. Plenty of other suitable persons, especially for a romantic relationship. For example, When Bob walked out on Sally, all we could tell her was that he was not the only fish in the sea , or Bill knew she wasn't the only pebble on the beach but he was determined to win her over . Both fish and pebble here refer to something available in large quantities. The expressions using fish have been used to comfort jilted lovers since the early 1500s. The variant using pebble was first recorded in a poem of 1896 by Henry Braistead: "If you want to win her hand Let the maiden understand That she's not the only pebble on the beach."
See also: fish, not, sea

not the only pebble on the beach

mainly BRITISH
If you say that someone is not the only pebble on the beach, you mean that they are not the only person who is important or should be considered in a particular situation, although they may think they are. You should encourage him to understand that he is very definitely not the only pebble on the beach.
See also: beach, not, on, pebble

not the only pebble on the beach

not the only person to be considered in a particular situation; (of a former lover) not unique or irreplaceable.
This expression is from an 1897 song title: You're Not The Only Pebble On The Beach. The original context was that of courtship: the way to advance your suit was to make it plain to the lady that ‘she's not the only pebble on the beach’. It is now often used more generally as a warning against selfish egocentricity.
See also: beach, not, on, pebble

not the ˈonly pebble on the beach

(informal, disapproving) not the only person who is important or who should be considered: ‘She thinks she should be chosen to go to the meeting in Paris.’ ‘She’s not the only pebble on the beach, you know.’
See also: beach, not, on, pebble
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It's great fun to try to figure out rock identities even as the water-polished pebbles afford an endless variety of gneisses, granitic rocks, schists, shales, black mudstones, and white quartzite.
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"He was looking for the perfect pebble to present to Sneezy.
And mind yo u, if you learned to move pebbles you would one day be able to move boulders too.
Once the pebble has completely dried, paint the back of the pebble and leave to dry again.
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"Emotionally I don't think that moment will be beaten in my career but I want more Pebbles, I want more majors, I want more things."
Consider a connected graph with a fixed number of pebbles distributed on its vertices.