Today, March 17, across the globe over 300+ iconic landmarks, stadiums, statues and museums will light up – Emerald Green, Kelly Green, Irish Green, and Shamrock Green. Since 2009, Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative has promoted the island of Ireland as a holiday destination. The Sydney Opera House returns this year after a four-year absence. This year the fountains in London’s Trafalgar Square and San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain will go green for the first time. -Happy Saint Patrick’s Day.
Hello and welcome to episode 66…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… the grass is always greener
The grass is always greener over the septic tank. – Erma Bombeck
the grass is always greener …is a phrase that means the things that you don’t have always seem more attractive… other people’s situations always look better than your own, but sometimes they really aren’t better
He was happy in the city but he wanted to see if the country would make him happier.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… the grass is always greener
He was happy in the city but he wanted to see if the grass was greener in the country.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … the grass is always greener
My boss divorced his wife and married his secretary because he thought the grass was greener. Now he is divorced again.
We moved abroad to see if the grass was greener in another country.
I thought the grass would be greener in another city, but I was wrong.
The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence.
Would you rather be very smart or very attractive?
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The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.