An idiom is a phrase whose meaning cannot be determined by the literal definition of the phrase itself. In this lesson, you will learn useful color idioms in English.
To be black and blue
- Meaning: To be covered in bruises
- Example: It was the first time I had ridden a bike and I was black and blue after it!
To be blue
- Meaning: To be sad or depressed
- Example: My favorite show has ended and not I’m feeling blue.
Out of the blue
- Meaning: As a surprise, unexpected
- Example: The news of their divorce came out of the blue!
To have green fingers
- Meaning: To be good at gardening
- Example: Our garden is becoming lovely. My mother has very green fingers.
To be/ To go purple with rase
- Meaning: To be very angry
- Example: When she found out that her husband had lost all his money, she went purple with rage.
To go red
- Meaning: To blush
- Example: He always goes red when he sees her.
To be the black sheep
- Meaning: To be a disgrace for the family
- Example: He’s never achieves anything in his life; he is the black sheep of the family.
To be green with envy
- Meaning: To be jealous
- Example: That girl is green with envy because of my very good grades
To see pink elephants
- Meaning: To see things that are only in your imagination
- Example: No one believes him because he is always seeing pink elephants.
With flying colors
- Meaning: With great or total success
- Example: My sister graduated with flying colors, and now we are going to celebrate!
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