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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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wahabbatavia

Pakistan

Hi,
Make your hopes alive. then you will be at the top of greener heill of your greener world.
Cheers….

07:14 AM Nov 06 2007 |

true to love

Viet Nam

The fact that you always want what you don’t have will make your life in sorrow. What are the causes of sufferance in this life according to Buddhism ideology? BIRTH-DECAY-ILLNESS-DEATH. “Have a strong desire of what we don’t have” is also another source of …

03:46 PM Nov 04 2007 |

alikaan

alikaan

Italy

the grass is always greener..??*

01:25 PM Nov 04 2007 |

sethyu

sethyu

China

hoho~i am a greener here in English Baby

07:13 AM Nov 04 2007 |

imaginary-sj

Uzbekistan

may be ..one day i’ll study at greener University( It’s just an example of this idiaom) he he he

02:19 PM Nov 03 2007 |

guidobln

guidobln

Germany

With this site I think I will come on the greener site in case of my english knowledge.

09:52 AM Nov 03 2007 |

yxmm

China

girl,models,perfect

12:08 AM Nov 03 2007 |

diplomato007

Philippines

Im a New member here and im willing to learn more on how to develop my english pronounciation.. Hope youll help me guys

02:53 PM Nov 02 2007 |

cathria

cathria

China

maybe my english is verypoor,I can’t understand all the sentence.but I also think it’s very dood

12:40 PM Nov 02 2007 |

ele9ant

ele9ant

Oman

better

08:03 PM Nov 01 2007 |

mulee

mulee

Ethiopia

I wanna be agreener

03:30 PM Nov 01 2007 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

I discovered the englishbaby few days back and now i believe that i discovered greener pastures to improve my english knowledge

07:35 AM Nov 01 2007 |

puppys2black

Philippines

much better to be a good greener.

06:39 AM Nov 01 2007 |

beliefman

beliefman

South Korea

good idiom

04:56 AM Nov 01 2007 |

xintaoliu

xintaoliu

China

better

04:22 AM Nov 01 2007 |

Nancy Yan

Nancy Yan

China

green different occations have different meaning
in a word ,green is useful

03:54 AM Nov 01 2007 |

Mop93

China

I am a new member in english baby,its a greener

02:35 AM Nov 01 2007 |

Sabu

Sabu

India

Yes, superb quote!!!
But one thing there will be hardwork behind every acievements.
Never desire unless you are willing to work hard.
You should sacrifice something to achieve something.

02:26 AM Nov 01 2007 |

monica_tong

China

I appreciate this kind of person .The grass isn’t greener anywhere in the world,love is only.

01:15 AM Nov 01 2007 |

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