have green fingers(redirected from had green fingers)
have green fingers
To be 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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
have green fingersBRITISH
COMMON If someone has green fingers, they are very good at gardening. My husband has green fingers. Even if you were not born with green fingers you can easily learn a few simple techniques to help you achieve success. Note: You can describe someone who is good at gardening as green-fingered. Even if you're not green-fingered you can put on a stunning show of flowers right through summer and beyond.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
have green fingershave a natural ability to grow plants successfully. British informal
The equivalent North American expression is have a green thumb .
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017