pastures new/greener pastures meaning, pastures new/greener pastures definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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pasture

  
  ( pastures    plural  )
1       n-var   Pasture is land with grass growing on it for farm animals to eat.  
The cows are out now, grazing in the pasture.     
2    If someone leaves for greener pastures, or in British English pastures new, they leave their job, their home, or the situation they are in for something they think will be much better.  
pastures new/greener pastures      phrase   prep PHR, v PHR  
Michael decided he wanted to move on to pastures new for financial reasons.     
3    If you put animals out to pasture, you move them out into the fields so they can eat the grass.  
put sth out to pasture      phrase   V inflects  
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pasture, paste, past, pastel

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