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green thumb

A proclivity for successfully growing plant life. (Often used with "have.") I've never had a green thumb—everything I try to grow dies! With John's amazing green thumb, our garden always looks amazing!
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green thumb

A knack for making plants grow well, as in Just look at Louise's plants-she really has a green thumb. This term presumably alludes to the stained fingers of an avid gardener. [First half of 1900s]
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The Green Thumb Coalition has issued a nine-point action plan, drawn from Duterte's pronouncements during the campaign period, 'to gauge [his] commitment to a propeople, pro-environment agenda for his first 100 days of office.'
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Balmes, who is seeking the mayoralty post, said she will do this both as a member of PDP-Laban and of the Green Thumb Coalition, which was formed by 40 local organizations in February to promote environmental protection as an election issue.
She also enjoyed gardening and had a wonderful green thumb. Sister is predeceased by two brothers, James Hunt and David Hunt.
As part of the Green Thumb Challenge, a free program designed to get kids connected to nature, the grant promotes a gardening project that has a positive impact on the lives of students and their community.
She later worked in the blueprint room at the Whitin Machine Works for 8 years, was the manager of the school cafeteria for the Uxbridge Public Schools and worked for the "Green Thumb" program for more than 10 years before retirement.
I do not have a green thumb. My mother had a green thumb.
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Green Thumb Construction, the daughter company formed by Stephen Dent, is expected to begin a soft launch in August, 2011, and be in full swing by the new year.
She had a green thumb growing flowers and tending to her garden at her home.
Her green thumb kept her houseplants, especially her African violets, very happy.
She had a green thumb that was unreal, everything she tended to grew beautifully.