turn the colour of his name?

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I am reading a crime book. I don't understand the sentence in the title, which is red in following text. Here is the context:

"Thank you very much, Mr Collier. It’s good to know that there are still responsible citizens in London. Now, please step to one side and let us deal with this.” Inspector Hudson said.
“You’re not armed, are you?” Mr Collier said, looking a little frightened.
Constable Green started to turn the colour of his name.
“No, we’re not armed. ...”

Thank you:)
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    His name is Green. He started to turn green. That usually means he started to feel and look ill. Like he might vomit.
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