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    greener pastures

    Oxford Dictionary
    pastures
    the circumstances of your life, work, etc.:
    I felt we were off to greener pastures (= a better way of life).
    (BrE) She decided it was time to move on to pastures new (= a new job, place to live, etc.).

    1) greener pastures
    2) new pastures
    3) pastures greener
    4) pastures new
    Are these commonly used?

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    Re: greener pastures

    'Pastures new' is very common because it comes from a famous poem by John Milton:
    Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new.
    http://www.readprint.com/work-1238/John-Milton

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