(as) green as grass

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(as) green as grass

1. Very green in color. The steady rocking of the boat caused Colleen to become green as grass.
2. Very inexperienced and perhaps naïve. This is a very important job, so I can't understand why they hired someone who's as green as grass.
See also: grass, green
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*green as grass

very green. (*Also: as ∼.) His face turned as green as grass just before he vomited.
See also: grass, green
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

green as grass

If someone is as green as grass, they have little experience or knowledge of something and trust what other people tell them too easily. I was a newcomer to the sport and as green as grass. Note: It is much more common just to say that someone is green. They admit they were very green when they arrived.
See also: grass, green
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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