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A person who is new to or inexperienced at a particular activity:‘I'm not a seasoned veteran, but I'm no greenhorn either’
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- ‘But China would probably prefer to deal with a known quantity than a greenhorn.’
- ‘In 1997 I was a greenhorn summer intern at The New Republic.’
- ‘The 40-year-old has come a long way from the political greenhorn that he was when he contested his first general election without a poster campaign.’
- ‘I was the greenhorn, the kid who had to do it all by himself, learn it all by himself.’
- ‘Liz, the greenhorn TV journalist in Correspondent, struggles to maintain her identity and ideals in the face of imminent danger, horrifying atrocities and an indifferent newsroom.’
- ‘This is no revelation to a seasoned investigator, but to the greenhorn, it can be a little overwhelming.’
- ‘A greenhorn like you would just slow down the process.’
- ‘They basically left me to do whatever I wanted and I was extremely lucky to have this sort of freedom right from the beginning when I was a greenhorn, because it was what I needed creatively, and it set me on a good path.’
- ‘One greenhorn even made his investment by post after reading an Internet advert and receiving some expensive color brochures.’
- ‘It was kind of bad for awhile till we got to know people and speak the language and quit being called greenhorns.’
- ‘The success of this British teenager, a greenhorn on the women's circuit and a newcomer to Indian conditions, can be attributed to self-belief and absence of pressure to perform.’
- ‘In the US, even non-pros often know and play to a strict basic strategy: playing hunches is the mark of a greenhorn.’
- ‘As the only greenhorn aboard, I wasn't too concerned and thought this would be a good time to grab a snack.’
- ‘Her exalted position did not stop her from committing the sort of blunders which would have embarrassed even a political greenhorn.’
- ‘I knew I looked like a complete greenhorn in front of him, and it was slightly embarrassing.’
- ‘It's enough to put the fear of god into a lily-livered greenhorn like myself.’
- ‘I think it's also good to mix a few vets in with some greenhorns, show 'em the ropes if you know what I mean.’
- ‘One hundred and twelve days before, the nine of us greenhorns, just out of training schools, took our first combat crew training flight together at Dyersburg Army Air Base, Tennessee.’
- ‘There are step-by-step instructions to help you if you are a greenhorn.’
- ‘This is where one takes the first step as a greenhorn management trainee.’
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