the grass is always greener on the other side
l'herbe est toujours plus verte ailleurs
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(=plant) herbe f
→ the long grass around the tent
→ blades of grass
The grass is long. L'herbe est haute.
tall grass herbe haute
the grass is greener on the other side of the fence on a toujours envie de ce qu'on n'a pas, on envie toujours le sort du voisin
to be put out to grass (British)
[employee] être mis (e) au repos
(=lawn) pelouse f , gazon m
→ Keep off the grass.
→ We were sitting on the grass.
to cut the grass tondre le gazon
→ I need to cut the grass.
(=informer) mouchard (e) m/f
→ They accused him of being a grass.
vi to grass on sb (British) *
(=inform) donner qn * → He grassed on the other gang members.
the grass roots
[+movement, party] la base
→ What do people at the grass roots really think about this?
→ the grass roots of football
[support, level] de la base
→ grass-roots support for the new party
→ She joined the party at grass-roots level.
n couleuvre f
n herbe f de la pampa
rye grass , ryegrass
n ivraie f
n herbier m , herbes fpl marines
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