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Date: Nov 01 2007

Themes: Pop Culture


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)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

better; more desirable

2. Use - 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?


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.”


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

i guess it is more attractive
by fallenpage
to specifing something better than other
by farid4033
by smilekhj
alex_angel better
by alex_angel
by 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.
by priyanka_b77
by Zhanna
liru better
by liru
Darlene better, greater
by Darlene
i guess it means BETTER ?? correct me if i'm wrong..
by 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"
by 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
by raaar
by doopluss
doods better
by doods
by 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...
by jpsartre1

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My dream life would be with a lot of money.

10:46 AM Dec 11 2016 |




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

08:11 PM Aug 24 2011 |

javier armando


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  

10:53 AM Aug 08 2011 |




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

10:32 AM Jun 16 2011 |




03:03 AM Nov 14 2010 |



more desirable

04:00 AM Aug 27 2010 |

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02:24 AM Jan 27 2010 |




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02:24 AM Jan 27 2010 |

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02:23 AM Jan 27 2010 |

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 Still you in china?

11:21 PM Nov 25 2009 |



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

07:08 AM Dec 07 2007 |

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