the grass is always greener






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 area number of sayings about the attractions of something distant or inaccessible.

For example : Blue are the faraway hills.




RELATED IDIOMS :


at the grass roots

at the level of the ordinary voter

among the rank and file of a political party




not let the grass grow under your feet

not delay in acting or taking an opportunity




put someone or something out to grass

put an animal out to graze

force someone to retire

make someone redundant - informal




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