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East or West, home is best

East or West, home is best

Date: Mar 12 2008

Topic: Idioms and Slang

Author: Linguist


"The grass isn`s always greener on the other side", they say. What do they mean? Is the saying about a Mrs.Smith and her neighbour Mrs.Brown, who 
argue about their pretty lawns? Actually you can say this about anything, while you mean to say yours is not worse than someone else`s.

- Oh, how i wish to live in Japan! - he said, brooding over something.
- And why not here? You might find a pretty good job. - Jane remarked, a bit surprised.
- Well, Jane...Tokyo is a marvelous city! And so many opportunities...
- So what? The grass isn`t always greener on the other side, you know. It`s the most expesive city in the world...And here your friends are always near to help you. I don`t get why you want to go there...

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