From A to Z, Twenty-Six Funny, Weird, Vivid French Expressions

 

AVOIR LA MAIN VERTE

 

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Literally: Have the green hand

Perfect equivalent: Have the green thumb

 

This expression doesn’t need any explanation.

For once, the French and the Americans fully agree.

Almost 🙂

 

See you Monday with the letter N, part of the A to Z challenge!

Comments

  1. In UK we say Green Finger! Really enjoying these daily posts, thanks!

  2. A green hand does sound more capable. I wouldn’t know. Plants, in either language, are not safe in my care.

  3. And something familiar! 🙂

  4. hilarymb says:

    Hi Evelyne … green fingers – I don’t have them … though my mother did … and as you say they almost tie in don’t they … cheers Hilary

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