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greener

Date: Nov 01 2007

Themes: Pop Culture

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“There’s no grass that’s greener than over here. I’m luckiest cat on the planet and I know it.”

Hugh Hefner, owner of Playboy Magazine, on how much he loves his life. (Details)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

better; more desirable

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

There’s an old saying in English: “The grass is always greener on the other side.” It means that you always want what you don’t have.

Similarly, when someone moves on to something better, a better job, lover, apartment or anything really, you can say that person moved on to greener pastures. If your neighbor moves to a bigger house and someone asks where she went, you could say, “She moved on to greener pastures. She got a place with a pool across town.”

Most people can imagine greener grass in almost every aspect of their lives. There’s always a job, lover, or apartment better than the one you’ve got. Unless you’re Hugh Hefner.

As the owner of Playboy Magazine, a magazine that features articles about sex and pictures of naked women, Hefner has millions of dollars and lives in a mansion with the models from the magazine. Many of the models are his lovers. He is 81 years old.

Hefner’s day to day life is what many men dream about. He cannot imagine anything better. The grass isn’t greener anywhere in the world. His pasture is the greenest, as far as he’s concerned.

What would your dream life be?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“When I lived in England, I wanted to live in the United States, and when I lived in the United States, I wanted to live in England. I guess the grass is always greener on the other continent!”

“Mark worked here for five years but he’s moved on to greener pastures. He’s the president of his own company now.”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

i guess it is more attractive
作者 fallenpage
to specifing something better than other
作者 farid4033
better
作者 smilekhj
alex_angel better
作者 alex_angel
better
作者 cindy-yanli
'the grass is greener on the other side'. thats where it comes from as in its better over on the other side but here its saying its greener than green over my place so its teh bets place evr either like her/his life is teh best it could ever be where he/she is. they dont need to go to barbados or whatever to be happy. They have everything they want rigth where they are at the moment and they feel lucky and happy and at their best.
作者 priyanka_b77
better
作者 Zhanna
liru better
作者 liru
Darlene better, greater
作者 Darlene
i guess it means BETTER ?? correct me if i'm wrong..
作者 my honest
Belizza He´s happy about your situation. It´s a joke with "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence"
作者 Belizza
I guess, he was referring to the proverb "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence", meaning that he's completely satisfied with the current state of affairs; one can't wish for more
作者 raaar
better
作者 doopluss
doods better
作者 doods
better
作者 periwinkle.chic
jpsartre1 This is an expression that comes from the very popular proverb "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" and means that Hugh Hefner's situations are preferable or looks better than anyone's else...
作者 jpsartre1

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mobinm

mobinm

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

An old saying in Iran have exactly  the same meaning  and says : a neighbor’s hen is goose

01:15 PM Nov 29 2018 |

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Bangladesh

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10:25 AM Feb 21 2018 |

Kripesh

Kripesh

India

I will move on to greenerpastures as soos as possible  ,I think i am telliing that i i am fed up with the job

03:11 AM Aug 25 2011 |

javier armando

Peru

My dream life woul be to heritage Hugh Hefner´s hookers after his death , just so  I would be moving on really greener pastures :P  

05:53 PM Aug 08 2011 |

Abusaib

Abusaib

Sudan

we can say that to a person who shifted to sth better than previous one. 

05:32 PM Jun 16 2011 |

tiger_bagira

Greece

NICE

11:03 AM Nov 14 2010 |

pixar

Turkey

more desirable

11:00 AM Aug 27 2010 |

Arual xD

Bhutan

hallo blauwalhoden und hans-peter <3333

10:24 AM Jan 27 2010 |

BAUM

Brazil

haaaloooooooooooooooooooooooo

tchuess :P

10:24 AM Jan 27 2010 |

blauwalhoden :D

Australia

heey hansPeter i love you u are so damn sexy i hope we can meet us one day :D love u ♥ :D

10:23 AM Jan 27 2010 |

Arual xD

Bhutan

hallo. na wie gehts euch so???

10:22 AM Jan 27 2010 |

bambibabe

Afghanistan

hey sarah

10:20 AM Jan 27 2010 |

Sarahabcde

Åland Islands

heyy leute :D

10:17 AM Jan 27 2010 |

Hans-Peter

Germany

Hiiii Oh you are soooo cool

10:11 AM Jan 27 2010 |

rubanroy

Kuwait

Hi

 Ginger how are you ?

 Still you in china?

07:21 AM Nov 26 2009 |

mjack

Gambia

i lik sex

06:28 AM Jan 15 2008 |

BiBoOo

Syrian Arab Republic

ummm , wow .. i didn’t knw this expression b4 !!
thx alot

03:08 PM Dec 07 2007 |

Mercie

Kenya

good am looking forward to move on greener pastures

12:05 PM Nov 22 2007 |

universeyu

universeyu

China

better

09:41 AM Nov 14 2007 |

Isaac Williams

Angola

I liked to learn this new word! Thanks alot for this hint!

05:18 PM Nov 06 2007 |

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