Can “strong” be implied?

I saw the expression “the grass is greener”. I wondered if you can say that the grass is “very green”, but I think it means “having very strong green colour,” but “green” itself cannot have “very” in a literal sense. Is it correct?

For another example, “very bright” means “giving out very strong light.”

Answer

The grass is greener (on the other side) is an idiom. It has a metaphorical meaning

Yes, we can say something is “greener”: in the case grass, low quality grass might be a yellow-green or a brown-green. Good grass is a strong green.

We don’t often say “very green”. It might mean “surprisingly green”, and implying something is either “too green” or “exceptionally good and green”.

Your grass is very green! Do you use a fertiliser?

Your room is very green. I like the colour in a bathroom, but having green curtains, green carpet and bright green paint on the wall is too much!

In most contexts we would use a different modifier, like “bright green” or “pure green”.

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