grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
or[grass is always greener on the other side of the hill] We are often not satisfied and want to be somewhere else; a place that is far away or different seems better than where we are. * /John is always changing his job because the grass always looks greener to him on the other side of the fence./

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  • grass\ is\ always\ greener\ on\ the\ other\ side\ of\ the\ fence — • grass is always greener on the other side of the fence • grass is always greener on the other side of the hill We are often not satisfied and want to be somewhere else; a place that is far away or different seems better than where we are. John… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • grass\ is\ always\ greener\ on\ the\ other\ side\ of\ the\ hill — • grass is always greener on the other side of the fence • grass is always greener on the other side of the hill We are often not satisfied and want to be somewhere else; a place that is far away or different seems better than where we are. John… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • the grass is always greener on the other side — (of the fence) see ↑grass, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑fence the grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence) used to say that the things you do not have always seem more appealing than the things you do have • • • Main Entry: ↑grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) grass is always greener (on the other side of the fence). — The grass is always greener (on the other side of the fence). something that you say which means that other people always seem to be in a better situation than you, although they may not be. And when I haven t been out for a while I start to envy …   New idioms dictionary

  • the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence — ► the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence proverb other people s lives or situations always seem better than your own. Main Entry: ↑grass …   English terms dictionary

  • (the) grass is (always) greener on the other side (of the fence) — the grass is (always) greener on the other side (of the fence) idiom (saying) said about people who never seem happy with what they have and always think that other people have a better situation than they have Main entry: ↑grassidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence — proverb other people s lives or situations always seem better than one s own * * * the grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence) see ↑grass, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑fence the grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence — Cf. OVID Ars Amatoria I. 349 fertilior seges est alienis semper in agris, the harvest is always more fruitful in another man’s fields. 1959 H. & M. WILLIAMS in J. C. Trewin Plays of Year XIX. 13 (title) The grass is greener. 1965 Which? Mar. 91… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • grass is always greener on the other side of the fence — or[grass is always greener on the other side of the hill] We are often not satisfied and want to be somewhere else; a place that is far away or different seems better than where we are. * /John is always changing his job because the grass always… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • the grass is always greener — This idiom means that what other people have or do looks preferable to our life. The complete phrase is The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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