variety is the spice of life

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Variety is the spice of life definition


Changes and new experiences make life delightful.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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variety is the spice of life

Diversity makes life interesting, as in Jim dates a different girl every weekvariety is the spice of life, he claims. This phrase comes from William Cowper's poem, "The Task" (1785): "Variety is the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor."

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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