English Daily Workout: Idioms with Colours: Green

Idioms with Colours: Green

The idioms dealt with in this lesson are: 

  To be (a bit) green  

 To have green fingers or thumbs
To be green with envy 

To give/have the green light  

The grass is always greener on the other side


If someone is a bit green, it means he/she is a bit inexperienced. 

If you have green fingers it means you are very good at gardening.

If someone is green with envy, it means he/she is very jelous of something you have, or your good fortune.

When people say that the grass is always greener on the other side, they are saying that peoples' lives are always better than that of themselves.

If someone gives you the green light, it means you have the permission to do something.

Note: to be/go green also means to be concerned about the environment.

Take the following quizzes to check your understanding of the idioms. (Please wait until the quiz loads)

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