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be the spice of life

To be that which makes life interesting, exciting, enjoyable, or worthwhile. From the proverb "variety is the spice of life," meaning that having many different experiences is what makes life interesting. My witty friend likes to say that sarcasm is the spice of life for her. In romantic fiction, however, misunderstandings and mishaps are the spice of life!
See also: life, of, spice

hunger is the best spice

Food tastes better when one is hungry. Don't worry too much about what to feed the hikers. Hunger is the best spice, and they're going to love whatever you serve them.
See also: hunger, spice

variety is the spice of life

Having many different experiences is what makes life interesting, exciting, enjoyable, or worthwhile. I think everyone should travel the world. Variety is the spice of life, after all! You should really start trying new foods instead of eating the same thing all the time. Variety is the spice of life.
See also: life, of, spice, variety

spice up

1. To add some ingredient to food or drink in order to make it spicier. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spice" and "up." Some red chilis would really help spice up this pasta. I like to spice my eggs up with hot sauce.
2. To make something more interesting, exciting, tantalizing, or sexy. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spice" and "up." Please refrain from spicing up your reports with such colorful language—stick to the facts, if you don't mind. Why don't we spice the trip up a little with some skydiving? When you've been married for this long, you start having to find creative ways to spice up your sex life.
See also: spice, up

spice something up

 
1. Lit. to make some food or drink more spicy. Judy spiced the cider up by adding cinnamon and nutmeg. she spiced up the chili too much.
2. Fig. to make something more interesting, lively, or sexy. I'm afraid that the nude scenes spiced the musical up too much. some people walked out. Judy liked to spice her lectures up by telling jokes. she spiced up each lecture with a joke. They spiced up the play too much.
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Variety is the spice of life.

Prov. Cliché You should try many different kinds of experiences, because trying different things keeps life interesting. I know we usually spend our summer vacation camping out, but I think we should try something different this year. Variety is the spice of life.
See also: life, of, spice, variety

variety is the spice of life

Diversity makes life interesting, as in Jim dates a different girl every week-variety is the spice of life, he claims. This phrase comes from William Cowper's poem, "The Task" (1785): "Variety is the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor."
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variety is the spice of life

People say that variety is the spice of life, to mean that doing and seeing a lot of different things makes life more enjoyable and interesting. Families have discovered that variety is the spice of life and are switching to adventurous meals like curries, tacos and Chinese food. It is important to vary the training program so that boredom is avoided. Exercise should be fun and variety is the spice of life.
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variety is the spice of life

new and exciting experiences make life more interesting.
This proverbial expression comes from William Cowper 's poem ‘The Task’ ( 1785 ): ‘Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour’.
See also: life, of, spice, variety

variety is the spice of ˈlife

(saying) a variety of different activities, interests, places or people in your life makes it more enjoyable: We never go on holiday to the same place twice. It’s good to see different things, and you know what they say — variety is the spice of life.
See also: life, of, spice, variety

spice up

v.
1. To make something spicy or spicier: The cook spiced up the chili with some peppers. I added some pepper to the sauce in order to spice it up.
2. To make something exciting or more exciting: We spiced up the party by playing some games. That necklace really spices your outfit up.
See also: spice, up
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