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green fingers

A figurative trait attributed to someone who is a skilled gardener. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. My mom can keep any plant alive, even ones that I've nearly killed—she seriously has green fingers.
See also: finger, green
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ˌgreen ˈfingers

(British English) (American English a ˌgreen ˈthumb) if you have green fingers, you are good at making plants grow: I do envy you your green fingers. Your garden always looks so beautiful.
See also: finger, green
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WITH a natural stream meandering through the garden, this property is ideal for the family with green fingers.
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Whether you are a green fingered professional or just an enthusiastic amateur a pleasant garden is appealing and an attractive selling point."
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Judge Richard Twomlow told Mr Greenwood: "He must have been exceptionally green fingered in producing the amount he managed to grow."
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Sow Your Own, which will launch from late May, aims to demonstrate the superior taste offered by homegrown produce, persuading even the least green fingered to plant seeds in everyday items this summer.