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

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

  1. —used to say that the things a person does not have always seem more appealing than the things he or she does have

Word by Word Definitions

grassplay
  1. :  herbage suitable or used for grazing animals

    :  any of a large family (Gramineae synonym Poaceae) of monocotyledonous mostly herbaceous plants with jointed stems, slender sheathing leaves, and flowers borne in spikelets of bracts

    :  land (as a lawn or a turf racetrack) covered with growing grass

  1. :  to feed (livestock) on grass sometimes without grain or other concentrates

    :  to cover with grass

    :  to seed to grass

alwaysplay
  1. :  at all times :  invariably

    :  forever

    :  at any rate :  in any event

greenplay greener
  1. :  of the color green

    :  covered by green growth or foliage

    :  mild, clement

  1. :  to becomegreen

    :  to make green

    :  rejuvenate, revitalize

  1. :  a color whose hue is somewhat less yellow than that of growing fresh grass or of the emerald or is that of the part of the spectrum lying between blue and yellow

    :  something of a green color

    :  green vegetation: such as

otherplay
  1. :  being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

    :  being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

    :  second

  1. :  one that remains of two or more

    :  a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  one of two that remains

    :  each preceding one

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  otherwise

sideplay
  1. :  the right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body

    :  one of the halves of the animal body on either side of the median plane

    :  one longitudinal half of a hide

  1. :  situated on the side

    :  of or relating to the side

    :  directed toward or from the side

  1. :  to agree with :  support

    :  to be side by side with

    :  to set or put aside :  clear away

  1. :  swaggering or arrogant manner :  pretentiousness

fenceplay
  1. :  a means of protection :  defense

    :  a barrier intended to prevent escape or intrusion or to mark a boundary

    :  such a barrier made of posts and wire or boards

  1. :  to enclose with a fence

    :  to keep in or out with a fence

    :  to ward off


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