Awesome Color Idioms that will Improve Your English Fluency

An idiom is a phrase whose meaning cannot be determined by the literal definition of the phrase itself...


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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