It is time to add some “colors” to your English learning process. Check out the color-relating idioms below and make your learning time more vibrant than ever.
To blackmail someone (verb)
Out of the blue (adverb)
Suddenly, without warning
Example: He appeared out of the blue at the party in spite of not being invited.
Green with envy (Adjective)
Extremely jealous, full of envy
Example: She got green with envy when seeing his boyfriend with another pretty girl.
A golden handshake (noun)
An amount of money that is paid to retired managers or redundant workers.
Example: My manager will receive a huge golden handshake when he retires next year.
Tickled pink (adjective)
Very pleased about something
Example: Mary was tickled pink when her crush confessed to her at the prom.
To see red (verb)
To extremely rage against someone or something
Example: He saw red when his car was stolen.
A white lie (noun)
A harmless lie that is told to be polite or avoid hurting someone’s feeling.
Example: Doctors sometimes tell white lies to encourage their patients.
To have a yellow streak (verb)
To be a coward
Example: Don’t expect him to do anything; he always has a huge yellow streak in him.
Someone’s true colors (noun)
Someone’s actual characters
Example: It was until I asked him to help me with my problem, I finally saw his true colors.
To chase rainbows (verb)
To try to get or achieve something that is difficult or impossible
Example: People thought that he just chased rainbows when he said that he wanted to become a magician.
They are beautiful, aren’t they? If you happen to know any other color-relating idioms, don’t forget to share with us. Keep calm and color our English learning time!
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