Monday, July 4, 2011

Color Idioms

see pink elephants:
to see things which are not really there because they are only in your imagination.

see red:
 to become very angry

show one`s true colors:
to show what one is really like or really thinking

white elephant:
a useless possession (that often costs money to maintain)

talk until one is blue in the face:
to talk until one is exhausted

white lie:
a harmless or small lie told to be polite or to avoid hurting someone's feelings

extremely timid, cowardly

red tape:
Many businesses complain about the red tape that they must deal with in order to get anything done with the government.

red in the face:

out of the blue:
without any warning, by surprise (like something that comes out of a blue sky)

once in a blue moon:
very rarely

in the red:
o be in debt, to be unprofitable

in the pink (of condition):
in very good health

in (someone's) black books:
 to be in disgrace or in disfavor with someone

in black and white:
 in writing, officially

have the blues:
to be sad or depressed

 to be inexperienced or immature

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