Green With Envy

Meaning of Idiom ‘Green With Envy’ To be green with envy means to wish very much that you had the same possessions or good fortune that someone else has; to be very envious or jealous. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook]. Wiley, … Read more

Grass Is Always Greener, the

Also: The grass is always greener on the other side Meaning of Idiom ‘The Grass is Always Greener’ This idiom is a shortened version of the proverb the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, meaning that a different situation or circumstance always seems better than one’s own; other people’s lives always … Read more

Green Thumb (have a)

Also: Green Fingers (UK) Meaning of Idiom ‘Green Thumb’ To have a green thumb means to have a special skill for gardening and the ability to make plants grow well. Usage While the UK version, green fingers is plural, the American version tends to be used in the singular. However, green thumbs can be used without changing the meaning. As well, the … Read more

Green Light

Also: Give the green light to (someone) Get the green light Greenlighted Meaning of the Idiom “Green Light” A green light means permission to begin or go forward with something, such as a project, job, etc. Usage Green light, when used as a noun, is usually used with the word “the.” Most often, the full … Read more

Gravy Train

Also: Ride the gravy train Board the gravy train climb on the gravy train (to be) on the gravy train Meaning of Idiom ‘Gravy Train’ The gravy train refers to a source of easy financial profit, or a position in which you have a very good chance of obtaining advantages. To ride the gravy train … Read more

Grass Roots

Also: grassroots Meaning of Idiom ‘Grass Roots’ The grass roots means the basic level or the origin, especially the ordinary people in a country, association, trade, etc. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to my YouTube … Read more

Grasping At Straws

Also: Clutching at straws Grabbing at straws Meaning of Idiom ‘Grasping at Straws’ To be grasping at straws means to be willing to do, say, or believe anything that offers even the slightest hope in a desperate situation, even though there is almost no chance for success.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to … Read more