green thumb
noun Date: 1943 an unusual ability to make plants grow • green-thumbed adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • green thumb — (USA) Someone with a talent for gardening has a green thumb …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • green thumb — green thumbed, adj. green thumber, n. an exceptional aptitude for gardening or for growing plants successfully: Houseplants provide much pleasure for the city dweller with a green thumb. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • green thumb — green′ thumb′ n. an exceptional skill for gardening or for growing plants successfully green′ thumbed′, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • green thumb — ☆ green thumb n. an apparent skill or talent for growing plants easily …   English World dictionary

  • green thumb — noun a special ability to make plants grow • Syn: ↑green fingers • Hypernyms: ↑forte, ↑strong suit, ↑long suit, ↑metier, ↑specialty, ↑speciality, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • green thumb — noun a) A natural skill for gardening. Everyone knows someone who has a green thumb, who seems to be able to get plants to grow well just by being around, by talking or even playing music... b) A person with this skill. ...they leave gardening to …   Wiktionary

  • Green Thumb — Infobox Book | name = Green Thumb title orig = translator = image caption = author = Rob Thomas illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Young adult novel publisher = Simon Schuster release date =… …   Wikipedia

  • green thumb — n. a wonderful ability to garden and grow houseplants. □ Heidi has a green thumb and can work wonders with plants. □ If I had a green thumb, I could grow my own bananas …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • green thumb — {n.}, {informal} A talent for gardening; ability to make things grow. Considered trite by many. * /Mr. Wilson s neighbors say his flowers grow because he has a green thumb./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • green thumb — {n.}, {informal} A talent for gardening; ability to make things grow. Considered trite by many. * /Mr. Wilson s neighbors say his flowers grow because he has a green thumb./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • green\ thumb — noun informal A talent for gardening; ability to make things grow. Considered trite by many. Mr. Wilson s neighbors say his flowers grow because he has a green thumb …   Словарь американских идиом

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