"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Green fingers

To have green fingers means to have a special ability to make plants grow; a seemingly natural gardening ability.

1 comment:

  1. Almost the same expression is used in German, although ours literally means to have a green thumb (mine is black, I'm afraid).