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10 colour idioms

Hoy os traemos una selección de 10 «Colour idioms», expresiones coloquiales en inglés relacionadas con colores!


1)  See red -> To become very angry

When the man continued to somoge in the restaurant which is very much non-smoking, I saw red and said something to him. He stopped immediately!


2)  Green with envy-> wishing very much that you had what someone ​else has

We told our neighbours about it this morning and I think they were a bit jealous. Mrs. Riley, in particular, was green whit envy!


3)  Rose colored spectacles -> Someone who fails to see the negative truths in the world

The reason she fails to plan for the worst-case scenario is that she has always been too optimistic and never sees the possibility of the negative happening through those rose colored spectacles she wears.


4)  Tickled pink-> to be very pleased

We got five numbers on the lottery last night and won $5000! Wayne is absolutely tickled pink, saying we can get the new car now instead of waiting for next year.


5)  Caught red handed-> to find (a person) in the act of doing wrong

Police have found the town’s infamous statue vandal. He was caught red handed spraying paint on the statue of the town founder, Marshall Higgins, at about 2am last night.


6)  Out of the blue-> in a way that was not expected

We had been getting along fine for years, then out of the blue she tells me she wants a divorce. I have never been so surprised in all my life.

7)  In the red-> to be in debt

I cannot afford to go on that holiday anymore. My bank account is in the red and my bank manager isn’t the most flexible of people.

8)  Get the green light-> To receive permission to proceed with some action or task.

The final details of the proposal have been worked out and we just need get the green light from the bank before we can begin.

9)  Have green fingers-> to be good at keeping plants healthy and making them grow

When we arrived at this house, it was a jungle in the garden but Peter has always had green fingers and had it looking like the gardens of a palace within six months.


10)  White lie-> a not very serious lie

If you tell your father that you got the money off a friend, it’s not being very dishonest, is it? It would just be a white lie.