One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A change of work or occupation can be as restorative or refreshing as a period of relaxation.
- ‘While the coach is not overburdened with options, Williams is almost sure to shake up his starting XV for next weekend's match if only because a change is as good as a rest.’
- ‘They say a change is as good as a rest and so it is proving as the Wasps followed up their win at Lancashire last week with their best performance of the season to make it two wins from two since Atkins took over as caretaker coach.’
- ‘They say a change is as good as a rest, and one day away from work helping a local project could be a superb way to boost morale and team spirit.’
- ‘It's as true for doctors as for anyone: a change is as good as a rest.’
- ‘Proof positive that a change is as good as a rest was delivered at a very soggy Goldenacre yesterday when Melrose edged past a Heriot's side which has been virtually unbeatable on its own patch over the past two seasons.’
- ‘On the basis that a change is as good as a rest, fans of the four finalists are surely refreshed by their revels.’
- ‘But if a change is as good as a rest, Smith has long since woken from his catnap.’
- ‘A change is as good as a rest, I think the saying goes, and I'm sure it is a valid one.’
- ‘It won't solve anything, but hey, a change is as good as a rest…’
- ‘I wouldn't say I had early nights exactly (Day One we were up until 6 in the morning) but a change is as good as a rest.’
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