Black Thumb - To kill a plant


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English(USA)/Korean - bilingual
My friend owns a greenhouse. I want to say to him "You're lucky I didn't apply for a job there. I can kill a plant in less than a day!"

Sei fortunato non ho una domanda di lavoro ci. Perche sono in grado di uccidere una pianta in meno di un giorno.

Many thanks for your assistance!!!

  • Alec71

    Senior Member
    Generally speaking we say non ho il pollice verde. Pollice nero is something ironic(connected to the idea of death and my incapacity to take care of plants and flowers) ... pollice secco... never heard before.... sounds a bit "mummified" and unusual...maybe in a gag can be useful! ;)