Idioms: Green Thumb

May is often a month when people plant flowers or vegetable gardens, so today’s idiom is:

GREEN THUMB*

Eric’s flower garden is the best in the neighborhood. He must have a green thumb.

This idiom means:  a talent for growing things

This idiom has several different possible origins; most having to do with the green of plants rubbing off on a person’s hands if they spend a lot of time with plants.

  • Remember the /b/ at the end of thumb is silent

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