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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 the Greenhorns got second, third and fourth opinions - from specialists in Cleveland, New York and Oklahoma - the diagnosis was the same.
Charlie said: "It is a testament to the way the idea was developed by Stephen Greenhorn and Dundee Rep and their success.
Greenhorn said The Proclaimers were the perfect band because their songs were set so squarely in Scotland.
Deep down, he doesn't believe this greenhorn will last that long.
The property covers 320 acres on 22 patented claims in the northwest corner, Township 11 North, Range 6 West, Sections 9 through 10, of the Greenhorn Mountain, Mountain 1:24,000 USGS topographic map.
Stephen Greenhorn is the owner of 911 Recovery, who tow vehicles for Strathclyde Police, where he also works as a special constable.
A Test greenhorn 15 months ago, Johnson's importance to the Australia attack has never been more critical.
One of my main concerns, and one that I can't emphasize too strongly to a greenhorn, is to get a handle on any water problems and by all means take care of your drainage first.
For although Italian coach Nick Mallett, who masterminded the South African World Cup win of 1995, is sure to have some plans to undermine greenhorn home adversary Peter de Villiers, he must do so without a number of the main men who troubled England and France and toppled Scotland in the Six Nations because of injury and Top 14 semi-final duty in France.
Although Pietersen's outburst - "It's time for the youngsters to put in some match-winning performances" - was more of a clarion call than a calculated swipe at greenhorn team-mates, the England camp has accepted the good intentions behind his comments.
That forced him to pick young Liam Ridgewell alongside greenhorn Gary Cahill against West Bromwich Albion last Sunday in daunting circumstances.
To get a permit, bring a picture ID to the Greenhorn Ranger District office at Lake Isabella, (760) 379-5646, or the Cannell Meadow Ranger District office in Kernville, (760) 376-3781.
RTC and its affiliates are the local providers of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment services for the Greenhorn Valley in southeast Colorado.
50pm Greenhorn lawyer Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) sets up in a frontier town where the one man to fear is Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin) and the man that he fears is Tom Doniphon (John Wayne).
PAT ROSNEY could hardly be described as a greenhorn trainer, but there is every reason to expect 2008 to be his best year yet on the open scene, due in no small part to his decision to scale back on his commitment to Bags racing.