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)

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

grass play
  1. : herbage suitable or used for grazing animals

  2. : 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

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

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

  2. : to cover with grass

  3. : to produce grass

always play
  1. : at all times : invariably

  2. : forever

  3. : at any rate : in any event

green play greener
  1. : of the color green

  2. : covered by green growth or foliage

  3. : mild, clement

  1. : to become green

  2. : to make green

  3. : 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

  2. : something of a green color

  3. : green vegetation: such as

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

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

  3. : second

  1. : one that remains of two or more

  2. : a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : one of two that remains

  2. : each preceding one

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : otherwise

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

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

  3. : a cut of meat including that about the ribs of one half of the body

  1. : situated on the side

  2. : of or relating to the side

  3. : directed toward or from the side

  1. : to agree with : support

  2. : to be side by side with

  3. : to set or put aside : clear away

  1. : swaggering or arrogant manner : pretentiousness

fence play
  1. : a means of protection : defense

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

  3. : an immaterial barrier or boundary line

  1. : to enclose with a fence

  2. : to keep in or out with a fence

  3. : to ward off


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