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Green Baize Road (Gentlemen of the)


Whist players. “Gentlemen of the Green Cloth Road,” billiard players. (See Bleak House, chap. xxvi. par. 1.) Probably the idea of sharpers is included, as “Gentlemen of the Road” means highwaymen.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Green Labour
Green Linnets
Green Man
Green Room (The)
Green Sea
Green Thursday
Green Tree
Green Wax
Green as Grass
Green Bag Inquiry
Green Baize Road (Gentlemen of the)
Green-Eyed Jealousy or Green-eyed Monster
Green in my Eye
Green Man and Still
Green Ribbon Day
Green Sleeves and Pudding Pies
Greens of Constantinople (The)
Greenhorn (A)