Turn Green

A term in the working parlance loosely meaning to manifest outward signs of rapidly evolving illness, variably manifest as pallor, which, to some, has a greenish hue, sweating, loss of facial expression, furrowed brows, etc.
References in classic literature ?
But he had said the queer thing as if it were the simplest and most natural thing in the world, and she felt it must be quite easy to him, and indeed she watched him for a few minutes carefully, wondering if it was possible for him to quietly turn green and put out branches and leaves.
Perhaps she wondered what star was destined for her habitation when she had run her little course below; perhaps speculated which of those glimmering spheres might be the natal orb of Mr Tappertit; perhaps marvelled how they could gaze down on that perfidious creature, man, and not sicken and turn green as chemists' lamps; perhaps thought of nothing in particular.
As other cars stopped and lined up behind him waiting for the light to turn green and the man did not make a move until, according to records, a police patrol drove by and spotted the situation in which the man's car was not moving while the signal was green.
Cars, trucks, and a school bus pile up waiting impatiently for the light to turn green.
Here's one for the water saftey experts, chemists and microbiologists out there: What can cause an entire pool to turn green overnight?
There are plenty more slams to complete--the boys in Arkansas will turn green over the greenhead slam (seven in one day
ONE of the World Trade Centre towers in New York will turn green on St Patrick's Day.
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: supply and delivery of a triplex mower to turn green for golf in the urban community of puy-en-velay.
GATESHEAD'S Millennium Bridge will turn green and blue as part of a drive to raise awareness of postpolio syndrome (PPS).
During the summer months, the chlorophyll present in the leaves causes the leaves to turn green, blocking the leaves' ' actual colours.
MYSTERY last night surrounded how a Northumberland burn came to temporarily turn green.