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green and gold, noun phrase and adjectival phrase

A. noun phrase The green and gold: a. Colours awarded to, and worn by, sportsmen and sportswomen selected to represent South Africa. b. By metonymy: A South African sports team; cf. the Springboks (see springbok sense 2 a).
1977 S. Afr. Panorama Nov. 1A festival match between a World XV..and the green and gold, South Africa’s Springbok team.
1994 G. Hoffman on Radio Algoa 30 Aug.In come eleven players who’ve not worn the green and gold before.
B. adjectival phrase Of or pertaining to national colours for sport; belonging to a South African national team.
1985 Sunday Times 15 Sept. 29Select band of green and gold heroes.
1991 A. Cloete in Weekend Post 5 Oct. 8The kick-off to the symbols debate is often led by black sportsmen rejecting the Springbok emblem and green-and-gold colours worn by white South African athletes.
Colours awarded to, and worn by, sportsmen and sportswomen selected to represent South Africa.
By metonymy: A South African sports team;
Of or pertaining to national colours for sport; belonging to a South African national team.

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