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for a change

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase for a change

Meaning

You can say this when suggesting or requesting something different.

For example

  • "Let's go to the movies."
    "We always go to the movies. Let's go dancing for a change."

  • "Time to do the dishes, Timmy."
    "Can't someone else do them for a change?"

Quick Quiz

Harry said, "Why don't we have Greek food for a change?" They

a. often have Greek food

b. rarely have Greek food

c. always have Greek food

Contributor: Matt Errey