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

idiom

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

Examples of the grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, Lee argues that the grass is always greener on the other side. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, 4 Dec. 2023 Many people think the grass is always greener on the other side, and that their coworkers have better, warmer, and more supportive professional networks. Rsm Discovery, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 There’s no place like home, home is where the heart is and don’t burn your bridges behind you; but the grass is always greener on the other side and a rolling stone gathers no moss. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Sep. 2021

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“The grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20grass%20is%20always%20greener%20on%20the%20other%20side%20%28of%20the%20fence%29. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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