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once in a blue moon

once in a blue moon

Date: Apr 30 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture, Romance

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Once in a blue moon, someone like you comes along.”

Singer Van Morrison, talking about finding someone special. (BrainyQuote)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

do something very rarely; something that does not happen often

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

When playing golf, the best possible shot is called a hole-in-one. This happens when a player’s first shot goes into the hole. Getting a hole-in-one is very hard to do. Even most professional golfers never get one. Making a hole-in-one only happens once in a blue moon.

Once in a blue moon doesn’t mean a specific amount of time. It just means something that does not happen very often. For example, if you have cousins who live in a different country, you probably only see them at big events like weddings or funerals. You could say you only see them once in a blue moon. Or, if you like skiing, but have only done it a few times in your life, you might say that you go skiing once in a blue moon.

Van Morrison thinks that a special friend is hard to find. He says he or she might only come around once in a blue moon. You should hold on to them or they might slip away!

Can you think of something you like to do, or someone you like to see who only comes around once in a blue moon?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

“My husband doesn’t like dancing. He only does it once in a blue moon.”

“Once in a blue moon I like to stay in my house and watch movies all day.”

“Jane is a vegetarian, but once in a blue moon she eats fish.”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

bkmiller69 once in a life time
作者 bkmiller69Super Member!
aijaciba Very rarely, almost never.
作者 aijaciba
julito1 very rarely in one´s life
作者 julito1

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Swati_01

India


Once in a blue moon, i go to watch movie. 

07:06 PM Oct 10 2015 |

SenTineL

Germany

Once in a while

10:46 AM Jun 06 2015 |

Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

Unfortunately people treat with each other badly and arrogant. And only once in a blue moon we meet great people with a frank smile ;)


Perhaps it’s a wrong opinion, though.

04:49 PM May 10 2015 |

Tere56

United States

Once in a blue moon I meet with my chilhood friends.

10:37 PM May 06 2015 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Seiyf, nice photo! The best of yours!

02:09 AM May 06 2015 |

Rozlina

Rozlina

Saudi Arabia

i saw my old classmates at my university . it once in a blue moon 

05:49 PM May 05 2015 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Once in a blue moon some of my wishes come true and I thank God for giving me joy and belief that everything is possible in this world. 


03:55 PM May 05 2015 |

khanaziz

Afghanistan

i talked with my sweet friend

09:51 AM May 05 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

to have a real love in life seems once a blue moon :))

OPQ

OPQ

China

My Dad said to my Mom that he is a very good husband because he wach the dishes for her just now.  My Mon said:” yeah. you are right, only do it once in a blue moon. 

06:00 PM May 01 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Just like a2020, I see my grandma once in a blue moon. I wish I could see her more often.


I always worry about what I’ll do tomorrow, and where I’ll be next year, it happens only once in a blue moon that I let it all off and just live the moment.

10:38 PM Apr 30 2015 |

yhoma

yhoma

Dominican Republic

Once in a blue moon I eat pizza. I don’t like it.

06:34 PM Apr 30 2015 |

WalaaDab

WalaaDab

Jordan

Once in a blue moon, I try to find a right chance.



05:00 PM Apr 30 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Once is a blue moon in our language will be “when a flea sneeze’” or  in Thursday, after rain:))



Wuthering

United States

once in a blue moon, I go to casino for fun . 

03:09 PM Apr 30 2015 |

Monixis

Germany

Once in a blue moon I had enough money that I can go on holiday. What a pity!

02:04 PM Apr 30 2015 |

s11211s

s11211s

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

There are a lot of things we can do once in a blue moon in our life! as well, once in a blue moon most people go to another country or some country or some city in their own country and also once in a blue moon most people could buy an apartment or a car.

Once in a blue moon we can find a very good friend and keeps he\she for the end of life!

naira71

naira71

Azerbaijan

once I was having a boat trip  in the sea ,and I had a jump into water,its was very deep  about 3 metres .I did it once in a blue moon,and I think, something exiting happens so rarely.

NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

Once in a blue moon I try to do my best to help people.

12:53 PM Apr 30 2015 |

Lejla123

Lejla123

Serbia and Montenegro

In our country we say “once in hundred years “

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