'Variety Is the Spice of Life' | Phrase Definition, Origin, & Examples
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Variety Is the Spice of Life


When you use the phrase ‘Variety Is the Spice of Life’ you mean that doing a lot of different things
and interacting with all sorts of people, etc. is a way to make life more interesting.

Example of use: “I know we usually spend summers at the beach, but I’m thinking we should try

camping. After all, variety is the spice of life.”

Interesting fact

The phrase ‘variety is the spice of life’ was first seen in 1785, in William Cowper’s poem The Task: “Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.”