to have a green thumb

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - green thumb

"to have a green thumb"

to have the ability to make plants grow well


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - green thumb

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Look at this marvelous rose that Cindy gave me.

Friend 2:  It's very nice.  Where did she get it?

Friend 1:  She grew it herself in her garden.

Friend 2:  She is talented.  She has a green thumb.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - green thumb

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Do you want to come over and pick a couple of fresh cucumbers from my garden?

Friend 2:  You have cucumbers ready already? It's only mid-June.

Friend 1:  I have a real talent for gardening.

Friend 2:  You, my friend, are a green thumb.

to have a green thumb - Usage:


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to have a green thumb - Gerund Form:

Having a green thumb, his grandfather grew prize-winning gladioli.

to have a green thumb - Examples:

1)  I don't have a green thumb as most plants I planted have died.

2)  ... had just managed to kill another plant (she didn't exactly have a green thumb).

3)  If you have a green thumb then there are many reasons why you should consider joining the National Home Gardening Club.

4)  ... is my second pink cactus and also my attempt at proving I have a green thumb. I say second because I killed my first cactus a couple of years ago.

5)  If you don't have a green thumb, artificial plants work just as well and don't require the attention live plants.

6)  Do you have a green thumb? Try gardening.

7)  My aunt already has a green thumb and since there were way more seeds than we both needed, she picked a ...

8)  If you're not much of a green thumb and do very little gardening, chances are you know someone that does.

9)  ... need a good deal worth of patience, and you'll also require a green thumb to get into gardening.

10)  ... home with flowers or by planting shrubs or trees but not everyone has the green thumb needed.

11)  We have a ton of plants, because my husband has a very green thumb.

12)  If you seem to have inexplicably lost your green thumb, it could be time for a pH test.

13)  Who despite being a hippie and a vegan does not have a green thumb at all.

14)  The site offers useful information for anyone with a green thumb, from the novice gardener to the established professional.

15)  She has always had a green thumb and her knowledge of plant life has proven useful in more than a few cases.

16)  My husband inherited his green thumb and the plants in our house are always thriving.

17)  They grow pretty fast and they don't really need a green thumb.

18)  ... in a climate with a short growing season, you can still exercise your green thumb with these indoor plant ideas.

19)  Market your green thumb. If digging in the dirt is your passion, why not explore landscape architecture?

20)  There's a lot more to this shop than owner Tara Heibel's green thumb, let alone her eye for unusual plants.