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Colour Idioms

Colour Idioms

Date: Jul 21 2007

主題: 成語和俚語

作者: alkhader

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Colour Idioms

Idiom MeaningExample Sentence
beet reddark red (usually to describe face)My sister's face turned beet red when I caught her singing in front of a mirror.
black and blue bruised and beatenWe found the poor guy black and blue near the train tracks.
black and whitestraight forward, very clearThe rules we gave the kids were black and white. No answering the phone or the door.
black outfaintI always black out at the sight of blood.
black sheepthe odd or bad member of the groupMy oldest brother was the black sheep in our family. He dropped out of school at fifteen.
born with a silver spoon in one's mouthborn into a rich familyKeiko hasn't worked a day in her life. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth.
catch red handedcatch someone in the act of doing something wrong or illegalThe kids were caught red handed stealing chocolate bars.
golden opportunitythe perfect chanceThe models' conference was a golden opportunity for me to sell my beauty products.
grass is always greener on the other sideyou always want what you don't haveI always wanted to go to university, but now I wish I had time to get a job. Grass is always greener on the other side.
grey area, gray area something without a clear rule or answerWriting personal email in the office is a grey area that needs to be discussed at the next meeting.
the green lightpermissionThe builders were given the green light to begin the tower.
green with envy very jealousI am green with envy over Julio's new wardrobe.
(have a) green thumbbe skillful in the garden You can tell by her flower garden that Sheila has a green thumb.
have the bluesbe sad or depressedI always have the the blues during the winter time.
in the darkunawareAntoine left his wife in the dark about their honeymoon destination until they got to the airport.
in the redin debtWhen we were in the red we almost had to sell the house.
once in a blue moonvery rarelyWe only go out for dinner once in a blue moon.
out of the blueunexpectedlyI got a phone call from a long lost cousin out of the blue last week.
red tape official or bureaucratic tasksThere is still some red tape to deal with in terms of the inheritance.
red eyean airplane flight that takes off after midnightI caught the red eye so that I would see the sunrise over the mountains.
roll out the red carpettreat someone like royaltyWhen relatives come to town my grandmother rolls out the red carpet.
rose coloured glassesunrealistic viewPaula imagines Hollywood with rose coloured glasses.
see red be very angryI saw red when that guy grabbed my sister's purse.
tickled pinkvery pleased and appreciativeMy mom was tickled pink when my father brought roses home for her.
true coloursreal selfSuzanne doesn't show her true colours when we have guests over.
white liean innocent lie to protect another person's feelingsWe told Grandma that her cake was delicious, which was actually a white lie.
with flying colourswith distinctionI passed my road test with flying colours.

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ahmedk1970

Egypt

wow

09:00 AM Mar 29 2016 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Then he didn´t know  your  TRUE COLOURS,  when it comes to  ethics you are adamant .

09:12 PM Jan 30 2012 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

OMG , He must have seen your eyes  turned  BEET RED.

08:55 PM Jan 30 2012 |

1 person likes this

 julito

julito

Argentina

Butta ,have you ever caught REd HANDED a pupil cheating on the exam. ? 

08:46 PM Jan 30 2012 |

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shaun1988

shaun1988

China

nice

10:10 AM Dec 25 2011 |

Sterling Archer

India

To turn/go crimson- to become flushed(face becoming red) with anger .


Example: Though long-suffering and patient he went crimson on being talked about so disparagingly in public.

11:51 AM Dec 12 2011 |

Sterling Archer

India

To turn/go crimson- to become flushed(face becoming red) with anger .


Example: Though long-suffering and patient he went crimson on being talked about so disparagingly in public.

11:51 AM Dec 12 2011 |

ayyi

ayyi

Indonesia

thanks..

06:54 AM Dec 10 2011 |

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Aya91

Jordan

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panpan

China

Thanks for your hard work.

09:29 AM Jun 05 2010 |

panpan

China

Thanks for your hard work.

09:29 AM Jun 05 2010 |

pink angel

pink angel

Saudi Arabia

thanks

i heard them several time in english movie but i did not know what do they mean

i thought that i knew an enough  amount of idioms but  it is appeared that i knew nothing at all

 

12:45 PM Jul 30 2008 |

masha87

masha87

Netherlands

Laughing thanks

10:42 PM Jun 11 2008 |

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United States

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Leenz

Leenz

Saudi Arabia

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04:48 PM Dec 19 2007 |

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China

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