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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

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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"My wife also makes jam with the blackcurrants and plums and the proceeds are ploughed back into the Green Fingers group."
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The project is part of a campaign by Yorkshire Water called One Million Green Fingers.
MUM won't need green fingers to care for this fragrant lavender bush which makes a lasting gift.
Organised by Tynedale Council, the Green Fingers Campaign aims to support and encourage local schools to take an interest in the environment, habitats, disposal of waste and recycling within the district.
The Green Fingers Campaign, organised by Tynedale Council, aims to encourage schools in the area to take an interest in the environment, habitats, waste disposal and recycling.
WORKERS at Jaguar Land Rover Company Vehicles in Gaydon are getting time off to cultivate green fingers for charity.