Idioms about colors

Idioms about colors

all cats are grey in the dark
Meaning: The phrase all cats are grey in the dark means that in the dark, physical appearance is unimportant.

be in black and white
Meaning: to be written down.

black and blue
Meaning: covered in bruises

black sheep
Meaning: A disreputable member of a family or a group.

Meaning: said when you have a simplistic opinion about situations while they are in fact more complicated.

blue coat
Meaning: blue coat is a slang that refers to either a policeman, a soldier, or stufdent in a certain prestigious British school.

blue-eyed boy
Meaning: a person highly regarded by someone and treated with special favor

born to the purple
Meaning: If someone is born to the purple or in the purple, they are born into a reigning family or privileged class.

browned off
Meaning: annoyed, upset, angry, bored, fed up, disgusted.

fair-haired boy
Meaning: a person highly regarded and by someone or a group and treated with special favor

feel blue
Meaning: to feel sad.

golden opportunity
Meaning: ideal moment to do something.

green light
Meaning: permission to go ahead with something such as a project.

green with envy
Meaning: envious to the point where it is noticeable to others.

green-eyed monster
Meaning: envy, jealousy, covetousness

have green fingers
Meaning: If you have green fingers, you are skilled at gardening.

in the pink
Meaning: healthy.

out of the blue
Meaning: something which is totally unexpected.

red flag
Meaning: A warning; a sign of trouble ahead

red handed
Meaning: be discovered in or just after the act of doing something wrong or illegal

red ink
Meaning: a euphemism for financial loss.

red-letter day
Meaning: a particularly significant day (personal or sectarian), usually very positive, sometimes very negative.

run a red light
Meaning: The phrase to run a red light is an idiom that means to continue driving through an intersection having a red traffic light without stopping.

scream blue murder
Meaning: to shout or complain loudly because you are annoyed about something.

show your true colors
Meaning: If you show your true colors, you reveal yourself as you really are. You act in agreement with your real personality as opposed to how one has been portrayed or after having been deceptively and deliberately misleading.

until one is blue in the face
Meaning: pointless efforts while trying to convince someone or change his mind.

whiter than white
Meaning: said about someone who is totally fair and honest.

yellow journalism
Meaning: Journalism which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.

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