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wear the green willow
To grieve for lost or unrequited love. The willow tree is traditionally associated with sadness. My grandmother has been wearing the green willow ever since my grandfather died. I wore the green willow after my true love married another man.
wear the willow
To grieve. The willow tree is traditionally associated with sadness. My grandmother has been wearing the willow ever since my grandfather died. I wore the willow after my true love married another man.
willow in the wind
Someone who is inconsistent in their beliefs and easily influenced to change them. If you change your messaging this close to the election, the electorate might start to see you as a willow in the wind. Julia has always been a willow in the wind—we can definitely get her to side with us on this.
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wear the green willow1 grieve for the loss of a loved one. 2 suffer unrequited love. literary
A willow branch or leaves traditionally symbolized grief or unrequited love. In Othello , Desdemona sings the mournful ‘willow song’, about a maid forsaken by her lover, shortly before she is murdered.
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