English Idioms Part 4: Colours

Colourful-stripes-colors-29701480-1600-900Love Speaking is bringing you another series of blogs every week to help you improve and build your list of idioms. In part 4, we will look at some colour idioms and what they really mean before putting into use in example sentences. Then recap what you have learned by completing the quiz at the end.
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 Step 1: Learn

Black and blue - This means bruised, either physically or metaphorically.

Black and white - When it is very clear who or what is right and wrong, then the situation is black and white.

Feeling blue - If you feel blue, you are feeling unwell, mainly associated with  unhappiness.

Green with envy - If you are green with envy, you are very jealous.

Out of the blue - If something happens out of the blue, it happens suddenly and unexpectedly

Step 2: Practice with examples

  • The man was found on the street beaten black and blue by the thieves.
  • The issue of nuclear weapons isn’t as black and white as it used to be.
  • You look like you’re feeling blue, what’s wrong?
  • Every time my neighbour drives past in his new car, I turn green with envy.
  • Last week, completely out of the blue, I received a letter saying I had won $100 in a competition.

Step 3: Review

the “Idioms Part 4″ quiz!

Choose the correct idiom to match the sentence.


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