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English definition of “greener pastures”

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greener pastures

( UK also pastures new, US also new pastures)
a new place or activity that offers new opportunities: Many scientists working for the government have left for greener pastures in the private sector. She's giving up her job and moving on to pastures new.
Translations of “greener pastures”
in Chinese (Traditional) 更好的新地方, 更好的職位…
in Chinese (Simplified) 更好的新地方, 更好的职位…
(Definition of greener pastures from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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