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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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Greenhorns are typically 24 to 45, have no children in the home, are renters with some homeowners mixed in, are low-middle to upper-middle class and live in cities and city surroundings.
Greenhorns and Greener Pastures span the income level of what we call 'middle class,' but they are willing to pay more for environmentally-friendly products and services.
When analyzing the PersonicX clusters, Acxiom researchers found there were distinct PersonicX clusters that demonstrated green tendencies in the Greenhorn group.
The result is cushy leather and wood-dominated rooms, Remington-style art all over the place, cowpoke paraphernalia, and two - yes two - full bars for local greenhorns and dudes (one specializing in tequilas, the other in martinis).
The good news about Harold Ickes is that he is skilled and has a sense of history and realism missing in the greenhorns who dominate the White House staff.
com, is quickly becoming the best on-line resource for novice consumers and greenhorns with a can-do attitude.
We like it this way, but we'll always be greenhorns.
While some of these fossil finds will be new to geographic greenhorns, Dr.
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK - It's really a shame that some greedy, impatient greenhorns, having blundered into this place while looking for a shortcut to California's gold fields, saddled it with such a macabre name.
A learning experience for greenhorns, a chance to share their wisdom for graybeards, a confidence boost for all involved.
While the Greenhorns got second, third and fourth opinions - from specialists in Cleveland, New York and Oklahoma - the diagnosis was the same.
With the Greenhorn girls, the tenacity always helped them outrun the trouble.
Heidi Greenhorn wasn't just leading the race in a high school track meet at Kentucky's Cumberland College, she was setting a meet record and running the best time of her life.