green around the gills


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green around the gills

Nauseated. After all that drinking last night, I sure am green around the gills today. The steady rocking of the boat caused Colleen to be green around the gills.
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green around the gills

If someone looks green around the gills, they look ill, as if they are going to vomit. Kenny stumbled out from the washroom looking rather green around the gills. Note: The gills of a fish are the organs it uses to breathe instead of lungs. This is being used as a humorous term for the mouth.
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green around the gills

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BEST TAN AWARD Phil Brown, of course, although Hull's former Sunderland supporting manager looked a little green around the gills after his side were steam rolled by the Black Cats in the second half.
You have to be really green around the gills to be taken in.
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Christian Nilsson and Alvaro Velasco, tied for second alongside Karlsson, are extremely green around the gills and likely to drop away.
Even that old sea dog Paul Tilsley, the deputy leader of Birmingham City Council, looked decidedly green around the gills.
No self-respecting red would ever admit to feeling blue, so perhaps they felt just a little green around the gills.
I left the waltzers to my husband given his theme park ride superiority and noted with a little glee (just a little) that he looked somewhat green around the gills when he emerged from that one.
Others,like Big Brother presenter,Davina McCall and hideous Jade Goody, use pregnancy as an excuse to wear the most shapeless of sacks, while the most self- obsessed among the glitterati -ie Posh Spice -seem to go underground for nine months,living in fear they may be snapped looking green around the gills after a morning spent hurling into the toilet bowl.
But the medical students watching their first autopsy looked awfully green around the gills, like they'd watched Night of the Living Dead the night before.