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greenhorn

1. A very young, naïve, immature, or inexperienced person, especially one who is extremely gullible or easily deceived. Primarily heard in US. We all convinced that greenhorn in work that the boss loves to have "Happy Birthday" sung to him in Spanish!
2. A newcomer or newly arrived immigrant, especially one who is unfamiliar with the customs or ways of a place or group. Primarily heard in US. Alright, Steve, show the greenhorn around the ranch so she'll be ready for work tomorrow. It was tough when I moved to Iceland. I was such a greenhorn that I didn't even know the polite way to order coffee!
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While TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao was facing flak for going back on his earlier promise of making a Dalit the first chief minister of Telangana and aspiring to become the chief minister, TDP President Chandrababu Naidu has named a backward class leader and a green horn in politics R Krishnaiah as the chief ministerial candidate for Telangana.
The six 'colourful' tales at Ceri Hand are Caught Red Handed, Thinking Orange, Catatonic Yellow, Green Horn, Feeling Blue and Apoplectic Violet: Death Walks in High Heels.
This franchisee has either signed, or is on the verge of signing him, for close to ` 1 crore, which is a mindboggling figure for a green horn.
She has included dozens of wonderful recipes from the Mediterranean, such as Chicken "Puerto Sherry" from Spain, Pistachio, Gorgonzola and Pear Risotto from Italy, Tunisian Spiced Lamb Hotpot, Tzatziki from Turkey, Feta-stuffed Green Horn Peppers from Greece, Truffle Risotto from Croatia and Moules in Curry Aloli from France.
The two types of hornworms are both the larvae of sphinx moths: the tomato hornworm has a black and green horn on its rear; the tobacco hornworm has a red horn.
Innocent is no green horn to politics since he had successfully contested a municipal election a few decades back, but his presence in the Lok Sabha contest presents fellow stars with a piquant situation.
Certainly, the ears and eyes of this establishment would not have missed how had this thug misled thousands of Swati green horns into Afghanistan to fight on the Afghan Taliban's side against the US-led invaders in 2001, and then disappeared the moment invasion started deserting them altogether to resurface in Swat after several years to confront the state with gun.
What Newcastle need right now are more purples, to ensure that their green horns are given every opportunity to really kick on.
Seasoned reporters, green horns and all others in between were caught off guard when Singh suggested that we move away from the formal setting of the conference hall and instead chat in the lobby of the hotel.
Editing on a whim is a nifty capability if you find yourself at a speed dating mixer or Star Trek convention and someone with green horns asks for your number.
Have they tried to find out where had he disappeared in Afghanistan where he led along with his father-in-law Sufi Mohammad some 10,000 misled Swati green horns to fight on the Afghan Taliban side but fled away the moment US-led invasion started, abandoning them to fend for themselves?
But has the hierarchy ever inquired where in Afghanistan had Fazlullah disappeared when he misled thousands of Swati green horns to fight on the Afghan Taliban's side at the time of US-led invasion of Afghanistan but had abandoned them the moment invasion started and vanished to resurface in Swat after years?
He indeed had resurfaced from some such niche in Afghanistan where he had disappeared for years after leading a thousands-strong lashkar of misguided green horns from Swat to fight on the Taliban's side during the US-led invasion.