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Not as green as cabbage looking

Posted by Barney on March 10, 2004

In Reply to: Not as green as cabbage looking posted by ESC on March 10, 2004

: : : A phrase used by someone recently was

: : : "not as green as cabbage looking"

: : : Anyone know the origin (or even the meaning) of this please

: : 'I'm not as green as I'm cabbagey looking' means 'I'm not as stupid as I might look.' A related expression, meaning much the same thing is 'I didn't come down with the last shower of cabbages.' 'Fraid I don't know the origins.

: It sounds Southern to me but I haven't found it in a reference yet.

It sound very Irish to me.