Is green thumb a metaphor?


Chester Abbey   |   Member since 2008  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Metaphor -"to have a green thumb ' -meaning able to get plants to grow and thrive.

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.

Likewise, is Green Thumb real? Green thumb gardening is just that–a myth, at least as I see it. When it comes to growing plants, there are no inherent talents, no divine gift for gardening, and no green thumb. Anyone can stick a plant in the ground and get it to grow with the right conditions.

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David Murray   |   Member since 2011  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

In this regard, what do you call someone with a green thumb?

gardener, grower, horticulturist, propagator.


Joy Higgs   |   Member since 2018  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

How do you use green thumb in a sentence?

  1. She can help just about anyone grow a green thumb.
  2. Instead, the friendly green thumbs at Tucson Botanical Gardens choose to throw open their gates for free.
  3. My mother's really green thumb; if she planted a pencil it would grow!
  4. Fiona: She's got a really green thumb; plants seem to respond to her.
  5. Mr.

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Anthony Owen   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

How do you get a green thumb?

Here are some tips to turn that brown thumb green — without the paint!

  • Start Small.
  • Consider Your Resources.
  • Get the Right Tools.
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  • Plant What Grows Where You Live.
  • Take Notes, Pay Attention, and Don't Be Afraid to Ask Questions.
  • Keep Trying.

  • Belinda Roman   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

    Is it green thumb or green fingers?

    Green thumbs and green fingers . Q: Why is an ability to grow plants called “a green thumb ” in the US and “ green fingers ” in the UK? A: Both expressions showed up in writing in the 20th century, “ green fingers ” first and “ green thumb ” a few decades later, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.


    Denis Cattell   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

    Where did the term green thumb come from?

    Answer: According to James Underwood Crockett, it comes from the fact that algae growing on the outside of earthenware pots will stain a person's thumb (and fingers) if he or she handles enough pots. Hence, a person who is always working with flowerpots has a green thumb .


    Carina Reese   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

    What is opposite of green thumb?

    The opposite of a green thumb is a black thumb


    Julia Stevenson   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

    What does green hand mean?

    Green means inexperienced. Hand means laborer. However, green hand is not a widely used term. It would be better to drop the hand and simply say green .


    Makenzie Flanders   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

    What is a brown thumb?

    brown thumb . The inability or lack of skill in gardening or growing plants, such that they end up dying or fail to grow at all. Derived from "green thumb , " meaning the opposite.


    Carrie Bishop   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

    What does the idiom half baked mean?

    half - baked . You can use the adjective half - baked to describe your sadly underdone cupcakes, or in a figurative way to criticize your brother's crazy business idea. When something's half - baked , it's just never going to work.


    Mason Thomas   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

    What does it mean to be green with envy?

    green with envy . Full of desire for someone's possessions or advantages; extremely covetous. For example, Her fur coat makes me green with envy . Shakespeare described envy as the green sickness (Anthony and Cleopatra, 3:2), but the current phrase, dating from the mid-1800s, is the one most often heard.


    Alan Penn   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

    What does have a way with words mean?

    To have a way with words means to have a talent for using language in a: charming / eloquent / effective / persuasive manner. It is also referred to as: the gift of the gab. That's to say, it acknowledges the ability of the speaker to use words effectively to achieve a goal, whether for good or evil.


    Mike Ventura   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

    Why do some people love plants?

    They promote health and well-being as well as you getting to nurture something alive. It's so cool to plant something in the ground, fertilize, water, and care for it all while watching it grow and bloom. I love my plants . They help people with stress and anxiety, too.


    Chuck Zaoui   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

    How do you grow a green thumb?

    How to Grow a Green Thumb

  • WATER. It is essential that a plant be given enough, but not too much, water. Plants with the same water needs should be planted together.
  • SOIL. Soil is either acidic or alkaline.
  • LIGHT. Full sun, partial sun or shade information is an absolute for growing plants.

  • Peyton Randall   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

    What does a black thumb mean?

    Definition of black thumb . US. : a notable inability to make plants grow : a tendency to fail as a gardener Ever since I was a child, I was known for a really bad black thumb —I could not grow anything, and even worse, plants seemed to die under my supervision, even the plastic kind.—


    Phillip Donnelly   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

    What does green envy mean?

    Green with envy was a colorful term used long before Mark Twain wrote these words about jealousy in the late-1800s. Today, the saying means that one is envious or covetous of someone or something. If one is “bitten by the green -eyed monster, ” it's thought they are consumed with jealousy.


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