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Re: A change is as good as a rest

Posted by Baceseras on December 02, 2008 at 20:53

In Reply to: Re: A change is as good as a rest posted by Victoria S Dennis on December 02, 2008 at 19:16:

: : Can anyone tell me where the saying 'a change is as good as a rest' comes from and what it means?

: It's just a proverb; not a very old one as it is first recorded about 100 years ago. What it means is exactly what it says: that having a change of activity is as good as having a rest.(VSD)

And I'd add that, as far as I can tell, it's of British origin, specifically the genteel English middle-class; one would expect to be called 'Dearie' while being told (or rather, reminded) that a change is as good as a rest.

"Well, you know, dearie, a change..."

-Bac.