green about the gills

green about the gills
Ill or unwell, especially as indicated by ones appearance.

"Youre looking rather green about the gills, old chap."


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  • green about the gills — (informal) Looking or feeling sick • • • Main Entry: ↑green …   Useful english dictionary

  • green about the gills — ► green about the gills sickly looking. Main Entry: ↑gill …   English terms dictionary

  • be green about the gills — be green about/around the gills humorous to look ill, as if you are going to vomit. He was out drinking last night, was he? I thought he looked a bit green about the gills this morning …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 — 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 — • 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,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • green about the gills —  Terrified …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • be green around the gills — be green about/around the gills humorous to look ill, as if you are going to vomit. He was out drinking last night, was he? I thought he looked a bit green about the gills this morning …   New idioms dictionary

  • blue around the gills — See: GREEN AROUND THE GILLS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pale around the gills — See: GREEN AROUND THE GILLS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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