green thumb

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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!
See also: green, thumb
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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]
See also: green, thumb
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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