green-visored

adjective

Definition of green-visored

1 :interested only in facts and details :analytical and uncaring
  • … the establishment of layers of nonproductive, green-visored committees and boards which waste time, effort, funds and brains sorely needed elsewhere to educate.
  • —Kay Daly, letter, The Houston Chronicle15 June 2000
  • An emotionless display of the number of people killed in their beds by mattress and bedding fires, this conventional but cruel graphic shows green-visored indifference to the human suffering implicit in the grisly immolations it depicts.
  • —Sam Dragga and Dan VossTechnical Communication1 Aug. 2001
2 :wearing a green-tinted eyeshade
  • To my fellow practitioners—when are we going to stop being pushed around and fight back? Are we the mild-mannered, bespectacled, armband-wearing, green-visored geeks that TV and the movies make us out to be, or are we the educated, respected, professional advisors that we are trained to be?
  • —Howard J. BookbinderAccounting Today11 Oct. 1999

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