"Green around the gills" nghĩa là gì?

"Anh em mình là cái gì nào?!! Photo by Kats Weil on Unsplash"
"Green around the gills" = mang tai xanh lè, tương tự xanh như tàu lá chuối. Nếu ai đó "green around the gills" thì người đó trông xanh xao, ốm yếu. 

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Many exclaimed (thốt lên) “That was amazing,” and “That was unbelievable.” Several of the guests were speechless (cạn lời) after the flight, and a few were a little green around the gills. 

Today she is whipping up (đánh, quấy) a drink that will leave us green around the gills while giving us a heck of a hangover (nôn nao). All for just $93 trillion. Cheap! As Mad Magazine used to say. 

Dinesh D’Souza as arbiter (thẩm phán, trọng tài) of masculinity makes me green around the gills to begin with. One must assume that his court-ordered psychiatry (án lệnh tâm thần học) didn’t do him much good back in the day. 

I didn't notice the lean (độ nghiêng) as I tucked the GLS into a corner, but I did feel a marked difference in how stable the SUV felt and how I felt less tossed to-and-fro (lật qua lật lại), in the driver's seat. My often carsick co-pilot also looked noticeably less green around the gills over the twisty (ngoằn ngoèo) mountainous roads. 

Thu Phương 

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