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关于颜色的习语 Idioms on Colours

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Idioms on Colours


Idioms on Colours

  • Black and blue : To be bruised either because of a beating or otherwise.

    • I am going to beat you black and blue.


  • Catch someone red-handed : To get caught doing something wrong, illegal or unlawful.

    • He was spying on the minister and the police caught him red-handed.


  • Green with envy : To feel extremely jealous.

    • His expensive car made me go green with envy.


  • Off colour : A term used for someone looking weak or unwell.

    • He’d recovered from the attack but he still looked off colour.


  • Once in a blue moon : To refer to something that occurs very rarely.

    • I meet him only once in a blue moon.


  • See red : To be extremely angry about something

    • After she betrayed him, he was seeing red.


  • To show your true colours : When someone shows their true colours, they reveal the kind of person they really are.

    • He behaved very well until he was asked to work overtime; it was then that he showed his true colours.


  • To pass with flying colours : To pass something with flying colours is to do very well.

    • I had thought I wouldn’t clear the exams but I passed with flying colours.


  • Whitewash : To white wash something is to cover up its flaws.

    • The Indian government has been accused of trying to whitewash the Commonwealth games scandal.


  • Golden opportunity : A golden opportunity represents an opportunity that is very hard to come by and rather unexpected.

    • The deal was a golden opportunity and anyone would have been foolish to have not signed it.




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