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long green

noun, Slang.
paper money; cash.
Origin of long green
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And there it was: a thin metal tube, with a long green wire protruding and sticking into the pavement, almost certainly a bomb.
  • long green insects are eating the leaves off my tree.
  • In some years, bean plants may be injured by inch long green wiggling caterpillars that riddle the leaves.
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long green

noun phrase

Paper money; bills; folding money: that dear old affectionately regarded long green

[1891+; perhaps influenced by earlier sense ''home-grown, home-cured tobacco'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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