Definition of “be green around the gills” - English Dictionary

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“be green around the gills” in British English

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be green around the gills

old-fashioned humorous

to look ill and pale:

Some of the passengers looked kind of green around the gills after the trip!

(Definition of “be green around the gills” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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