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    Is it ok to say " I want to be in the green". Or should I say " I want to see some green or greenery?"

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    Re: green

    Quote Originally Posted by loveydovey View Post
    Is it ok to say " I want to be in the green". Or should I say " I want to see some green or greenery?"
    "I want to be around some greenery."
    "I need to see some greenery."
    "the green", or "some green" won't always suggest what you mean to the listener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveydovey View Post
    Is it ok to say " I want to be in the green". Or should I say " I want to see some green or greenery?"
    In the USA, to be in the green is idiomatic for to be rich; i.e., green = money.

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    Re: green

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    In the USA, to be in the green is idiomatic for to be rich; i.e., green = money.
    That must be regional. I've not heard that expression.

    Note that "to be green," these days, means to be sensitive to the environment. (No "the" for this meaning.)

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    Re: green

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    That must be regional. I've not heard that expression.
    Oops, I should have typed in "want", want to be in the green.

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