greener pastures

plural noun

: a better or more promising situation

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some people were able to reimagine their lives during the last few years, quit or change jobs and find greener pastures. Lisa Mulcahy, Good Housekeeping, 24 Apr. 2023 One year ago, Pete Davidson left Saturday Night Live and moved on to greener pastures, which mostly included dating Kim Kardashian for nine months and inadvertently becoming Kanye West’s mortal enemy. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 13 Apr. 2023 Houston hired a first-time coach as Mike D'Antoni's replacement ahead of the 2020-21 season before James Harden's demands for greener pastures. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 11 Apr. 2023 Those horns and your headstrong nature are there to help you through adversity and bring you into greener pastures. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Apr. 2023 The transfer portal spring window opens April 15th and runs until April 30th, with players getting a chance to attempt to find greener pastures. Nubyjas Wilborn | , al, 26 Jan. 2023 Pitcher Ross Stripling can sympathize with San Francisco Giants fans, who not only saw Aaron Judge and Carlos Correa sign elsewhere but watched Carlos Rodón exercise his opt-out clause and leave for greener pastures. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Mar. 2023 After selling their Newport Beach home for a record-breaking $55 million last week and purchasing a new penthouse in Los Angeles, the Real Housewives of Orange County star and her plastic surgeon husband are moving on to greener pastures — but not before filming the new season of RHOC. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 26 Oct. 2022 Wage growth is already slowing, and fewer workers are quitting in search of greener pastures than at the height of the pandemic. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 23 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greener pastures was in 1970

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“Greener pastures.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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