Definition of green and gold in English:

green and gold


  • 1The colours traditionally associated with the Australian national sports teams.

    ‘these ballistically parochial people back everything in green and gold’
    ‘they'll be champing at the bit to put on the green and gold once more’
    • ‘They discuss previous Australian Olympic uniforms, national symbols, and the green and gold.’
    • ‘They'll be using the series to bolster confidence and work on getting back into the green and gold.’
    • ‘I've got to say I'm a very proud Australian and I love green and gold, and my mission has been to find a sophisticated and stylish way to make green and gold work.’
    • ‘Our national sporting colours—the green and gold—I've often thought that that combination of colours is really quite difficult to make look any good.’
    • ‘The Australian cricket team were the first really to develop green and gold, but they wore sage green, which I think is a yellowy sort of green.’
    • ‘He looks back to where the choice of green and gold for our national sporting colours comes from.’
    • ‘Green and gold was kind of in the air at that point, and some of the athletes wore costumes that involved green and gold, but some of them didn't.’
    • ‘When and why did Australia's national sporting colours become green and gold, when our flag is red, white, and blue?’
    • ‘Green and gold were first worn in the Olympics in 1908, but it was a myrtle green, which I think is slightly darker.’
    • ‘I think PBs don't really matter when you're swimming for Australia and the green and gold.’
    1. 1.1the green and gold Any Australian national sports team.
      ‘he put the green and gold four up with seven minutes to play’
      • ‘In 2009, the green and gold beat the Seattle Mariners in Mexico.’
      • ‘The green and gold didn't panic and edged out their opponents 25–22 in the fourth set.’
      • ‘Argentina drove the green and gold back to leave the visitors questioning their decision.’
      • ‘He continued his impressive return to the green and gold after a four-year absence by notching up 24 points.’
      • ‘He would have had the shot covered, but it was rare highlight nonetheless for the green and gold.’
      • ‘They had just seen the green and golds score their second successive eight-point win over New Zealand.’
      • ‘The Kiwis were strongly favoured after humiliating the green and gold by 25 goals the previous time they met.’
      • ‘He will probably rethink his starting line next time, and I'm sure it'll yield a more certain and emphatic prize for the green and gold.’
      • ‘They were expected to pull up stumps as the lead grew, but the opposite happened as the green and gold began to chip away at the lead.’
      • ‘The lure of origin was helping the green and golds recruit players who would otherwise represent other countries.’