green\ around\ the\ gills

• green around the gills
• pale around the gills
• blue around the gills
See: green around the gills
adj. phr. slang
Pale-faced from fear or sickness; sickly; nauseated.

Bill's father took him for a ride in his boat while the waves were rough, and when he came back he was green around the gills.

The car almost hit Mary crossing the street, and she was pale around the gills because it came so close.

- Also used with other prepositions besides "around", as "about", "at", "under", and with other colors, as "blue", "pink", "yellow", "white".

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • green around the gills — or[pale around the gills] {adj. phr.}, {slang} Pale faced from fear or sickness; sickly; nauseated. * /Bill s father took him for a ride in his boat while the waves were rough, and when he came back he was green around the gills./ * /The car… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • green around the gills —    If someone looks green around the gills, they look ill.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • green around the gills — Go to blue around the gills …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • green around the gills — green around (or at) the gills (of a person) sickly looking …   Useful english dictionary

  • green around the gills — phrasal pale or sickly in appearance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Green around the gills — queezy or sick …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • green around the gills — Australian Slang queezy or sick …   English dialects glossary


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