to be green
He can be rather green sometimes. I don’t think he’s ready to be promoted to a higher position yet.
green with envy
When we were children, my older brother always used to get green with envy if my dad bought something for me and not for him.
give/get someone the green light
We have been given the green the light by the Marketing Executive to go ahead with the new advertising campaign.
green thumb/green finger
This garden used to look so beautiful when my mum lived here. She definitely had a green thumb. I wish I did too!
a grey area
Some of the current rules surrounding bedroom tax in the UK seem to be in a grey area, as many residents disagree with its determining factors.
a golden opportunity
Think carefully about what you’re going to do, this is a golden opportunity, and you don’t want to mess it up!
a golden handshake
The company Chairman received a huge golden handshake when he retired.
By many of his fans, Wayne Rooney was seen as the golden boy of his football team.
Anna was tickled pink that her fiancéhad made such an effort for her birthday.
see pink elephants
Anyone who hears his story thinks he sees pink elephants. It’s just such a far-fetched story, and very hard to believe.
in the pink of something
My grandmother looked ever so well when I saw her, she was in the pink of condition.
They gave me my pink slip last week, so I’ve got to find a new job now.