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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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He expressed satisfaction with the measure of support his aspiration enjoyed when he toured the local government of recently, says unlike other aspirants, he has legacies, projects and impacts speaking for him across the state, unlike others who are green horn's.
Earlier, TNA Leader Sampanthan nominated Wigneswaran - politically an unknown character and a 'Green Horn,' as a Chief Minister candidate of the TNA, despite stiff opposition, hoping that he would work for the development of the North.
While TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao was facing flak for going back on his earlier promise of making a Dalit the first chief minister of Telangana and aspiring to become the chief minister, TDP President Chandrababu Naidu has named a backward class leader and a green horn in politics R Krishnaiah as the chief ministerial candidate for Telangana.
Use newsletters and events to toot your green horn, but strategically place signage wherever appropriate to remind building inhabitants of your sustainable practices.
My eyes though had caught sight of the Naldehra Golf Club--a striking distance from the resort--and I wondered whether the rugged course which was envisaged by Lord Curzon, when he turned Naldehra into his camping ground, would crush the golfing ambitions of a green horn.
The six 'colourful' tales at Ceri Hand are Caught Red Handed, Thinking Orange, Catatonic Yellow, Green Horn, Feeling Blue and Apoplectic Violet: Death Walks in High Heels.
" This franchisee has either signed, or is on the verge of signing him, for close to ` 1 crore, which is a mindboggling figure for a green horn. In this case, too, the rest of the money is being offered under the table," he said.
She has included dozens of wonderful recipes from the Mediterranean, such as Chicken "Puerto Sherry" from Spain, Pistachio, Gorgonzola and Pear Risotto from Italy, Tunisian Spiced Lamb Hotpot, Tzatziki from Turkey, Feta-stuffed Green Horn Peppers from Greece, Truffle Risotto from Croatia and Moules in Curry Aloli from France.
The two types of hornworms are both the larvae of sphinx moths: the tomato hornworm has a black and green horn on its rear; the tobacco hornworm has a red horn.
Sumanthiran, the 'Green Horn' to Sri Lanka Politics, who has been planted as 'Party List MP,' in the midst of Tamils, by R.Sampanthan, Leader of Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchchi and Tamil National Alliance - a union of Tamil Armed Groups - rightly declared to this effect recently by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran.
Innocent is no green horn to politics since he had successfully contested a municipal election a few decades back, but his presence in the Lok Sabha contest presents fellow stars with a piquant situation.
Back in the days, nobody will give you an opportunity as a green horn. If you are not a known face nobody will gamble their lead role on you.
Certainly, the ears and eyes of this establishment would not have missed how had this thug misled thousands of Swati green horns into Afghanistan to fight on the Afghan Taliban's side against the US-led invaders in 2001, and then disappeared the moment invasion started deserting them altogether to resurface in Swat after several years to confront the state with gun.
What Newcastle need right now are more purples, to ensure that their green horns are given every opportunity to really kick on.