Today we’re “going green” in the third installment of the color idiom series!
Green is considered one of the basic colors and is one that is associated with jealousy, nature, good luck, and growth in Western/American culture according to this beautiful graphic.
(1) (to be) green with envy
(2) to give the green light
(3) (to have a) green thumb
(4) the grass is always greener on the other side
Meaning: a place or situation that is far away or different seems better than one’s present situation
Sample Sentence: I sometimes think I’d be happier living in Spain. Oh well, the grass is always greener on the other side!
(5) green around the gills
Militza is a Pedagogy and Research intern at Voxy. She is currently finishing up her master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at Columbia University’s Teachers College and received her bachelor’s degree in Theoretical Linguistics from the University of California – Santa Cruz in 2012. Militza is interested in researching all aspects of how web technology can help facilitate learning, particularly language learning.
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