(to be) green

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - to be green

"to be green"

immature in age or judgment;




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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - to be green

"to be green"

to be concerned for the environment;

to be actively involved in methods of sustainable development


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be green

Two warehouse supervisors are talking ...

Supervisor 1:   How long has your new forklift operator been on the job?  A couple of days, isn't it?  How is she doing?

Supervisor 2:  Not bad for a rookie, although she does forget to lower the forks when she isn't carrying a load.

Supervisor 1:  Well, she is still a little green. Give her a little more time and she will figure it out.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be green

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How is the recycling going at your house?

Friend 2:  Pretty good, thanks. Young Stewart is having a bit of challenge deciding how to sort the refuse sometimes.

Friend 1:  It take a little practice to be green.

to be green - Usage:


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to be green - Gerund Form:

Being green, you make some rookie mistakes.

Being green, you recycle all that you can.

to be green - Examples:

1)  In a time when the pressure's on to be green, organic and homemade, food fans and cooks will appreciate a book that encourages ...

2)  ... turning into a big issue, with lot of companies claiming their products to be green.

3)  ... that the suburbs can also be green if they become a small garden plot paradise. With permaculture, rain barrels etc ...

4)  If you really want to be green, you have to put your money where your mouth is and pay for it.

5)  Heck, even school kids can tell you what it means to be green -- and they'll probably even throw in that it's cool, to boot.

6)  With the tools and tricks at this festival, it is easy to be green. Check out the eco-friendly presentations, products and concepts that span environmental issues.

7)  A really great company that tries very hard to be green while producing a superior product.

8)  Our family has always tried to be green when possible. We're avid recyclers, we tried a small composting project, ...

9)  ... recycling programs to adding more green space, it actually is becoming easy to be green around the world.

10)  The city, in an effort to be green, has decided that weed control is not required in most cases.

11)  Cameron is green in so many ways and so the gaffes continue.

12)  A person still green, straight out of university or college, with no experience will have to rely on good grades.

13)  Edge was a fantastic learning experience, especially for an artist still green

14)  Hanson is not exactly green when it comes to an American experience. The Swede played extensively here this year.

15)  Saturday overtime! Okay, my boss is a little immature, green, running on inherited/family money! So what!

16)  I'm green and I don't look old enough.

17)  You are still a green juvenile puppy who knows nothing except the talking points you get from from alarmist blogs.

18)  It would have come across as him being a neophyte and green.

19)  You are green and have very little experience in living the past.

20)  Coming in, I was a little green, but now I'm getting used to it. It takes time.