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


I hate my job! All I do is write letters and phone customers.
I'd love a job like Mary's. She seems really happy.

The grass is always greener, David.
I'm sure she also has lots of paperwork to do too.


The original meaning of this idiom comes from when a person would
look over their garden fence and think that the neighbour's grass was greener, and therefore better.

We often use this idiom to tell somebody who feels that someone else has a better job, house, life, garden, etc. that it just seems that way.

The idiom can be used in the short or long form, but just saying
"the grass is always greener" is most common, as the listener will normally know the full idiom.


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