greener pastures

plural noun

Definition of greener pastures

: a better or more promising situation

Examples of greener pastures in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was designed to make less of a mess of the transfer situation as well as to help players who wanted to see greener pastures. Chris Hays,, 7 Jan. 2022 Even if all is going well, take a look around at potentially greener pastures. John A. List, WSJ, 30 Dec. 2021 Also, athletes, stop being so quick to always want to run to what seems like greener pastures. Gabriel Stovall, The Courier-Journal, 13 Dec. 2021 On the other hand, gold is a non-yielding asset, so if the Fed is indicating Treasury yields might be ticking up sooner rather than later, there might be greener pastures elsewhere. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Black creators, under- or misrepresented in existing media, flocked to the new landscapes in search of greener pastures. New York Times, 17 Nov. 2021 The current widespread labor shortage shows millions of employees have come to this realization, and have left their jobs in search of greener pastures: an employer with greater respect for their nonwork lives. Jane Thier, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2021 Since John Cena left full-time competition for greener pastures in Hollywood, WWE has struggled mightily to replace Cena—and, for that matter, an entire generation of the 2010s—with a crop of transcendent top stars. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 Meanwhile, medical professionals who might previously have flown abroad to look for greener pastures are opting to stay home. Conrad Onyango, Quartz, 18 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of greener pastures

1970, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jan 2022

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