change of pace
- a temporary shift or variation in a normal routine or regular pattern of activity: Reading a mystery novel has been a real change of pace for me.
- Also called change-up [cheynj-uhp] /ˈtʃeɪndʒˌʌp/. Baseball. a ball that is thrown by a pitcher with the same motion as for a fastball but that travels with less speed, making the pitch more difficult for the batter to time.
Origin of change of pace
Examples from the Web for change-up
Every batter, it's a fastball for a strike or pop-up, then a change-up for a ground out.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
“The Change-Up just seemed tired, like we had seen it before,” says the publicist.
The Change-Up, an R-rated variation of Freaky Friday, has only made $18 million during its first week of release.
Idioms and Phrases with change-up
A shift in normal routine, a variation in usual activities or pattern, as in She's smiling in that one photo, just for a change of pace, or After six hours at my desk I need a change of pace, so I'm going for a swim. This term originated in a number of sports where strategy can involve altering the speed of, for example, a pitched or struck ball or a horse's gait. By the mid-1900s it was being transferred to other enterprises.