change of pace

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - change of pace

"change of pace"

a shift in normal routine, a variation in usual activities or pattern


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - change of pace

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  It is always the same routine. Day after day, go to work, do the same stuff, sit at the same desk. I am getting stuck in a rut. My productivity is declining.

Colleague 2:  Maybe it is time for a change of pace.

Colleague 1:  What do you suggest?

Colleague 2:  Nothing radical. How about we switch desks for a week.

Colleague 1:  OK. That might break the monotony a little.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - change of pace

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  It is Friday night. I'll order the pizza.

Friend 2:  We have ordered pizza every Friday night for years. Couldn't we have a change of pace?

Friend 1:  What do you suggest?

Friend 2:  Let's try Chinese food.

Friend 1:  Sure. A change could be good.

change of pace - Usage:


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change of pace - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for change of pace.

change of pace - Examples:

1)  I just craved a change of pace, you know... life needs to keep moving on to be interesting.

2)  ... according to Dr Richardson, who says a change of scene or a change of pace will do wonders. "A few minutes can be enough to de-stress you."

3)  ... saying that it was a refreshing change of pace from your standard shooter, ...

4)  ... doesn't always take a passenger jet flying at 500mph to bring a change of pace and a change of scene.

5)  Continued negotiations on the range of outstanding issues could signal a change of pace between the two long-time adversaries.

6)  In a change of pace, the orchestra adds a jazz band with rhythm section and swinging brass to its ...

7)  ... understood the notion that opposing players are much more disoriented by sudden change of pace than outright pace in itself.

8)  If the career mode isn't challenging enough, or you need a change of pace, there are plenty of ways to face off against fellow players.

9)  ... for 13 years before he decided he wanted a change of pace and scenery.

10)  ... was looking for a change of pace after spending 15 years working in the logistics industry.

11)  ... couldn't come up with many reasons, but he did say a change of pace would be nice. "Let's try something new."

12)  ... it's exciting and different as well. They are enjoying the change of pace.

13)  In fact, it's a tasty change of pace at any time; feel free to add a few minced sage leaves if it ...

14)  ... saying it was a welcome change of pace and break from the rigors of touring.

15)  That would mark a change of pace. Facebook has been trying for years to become a bigger e-commerce player, ...

16)  It should give them a nice change of pace from bickering over whose console is best.

17)  ... all at once, which is kind of fun because it's a change of pace for me. Other than that, just the usual.

18)  ... more rural part of California. They're ready for a change of pace and love the idea of raising their kids in a serene setting that's still ...

19)  ... always good to have some kind of momentum, forward motion, change of pace, or change of tack.

20)  It is such a change of pace to be in New York prepping for the stage, in contrast to film and ...