Idioms

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  1. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

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    HI All.,
    Here i am giving some Colour Idioms.
    An Idiom is a fixed expression with a certain meaning.

    1.Blue in the face
    ex: I pointed out till I was blue in the face — almost going out of my mind.

    2..white falg- to surrender
    ex: At the end I decided to show white flag.

    3.green ---rather inexperienced
    I'm a bit green — rather inexperienced, about buying cars.

    4.red carpet--.preferential treatment
    The manager rolled out the red carpet — gave me preferential treatment, when he saw me coming.

    5..red-pencilled — censored

    Now i gave only 5 later on i will post more..,
    Bye :wave
     
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  2. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi all..
    Next continution of idioms...

    6..Once in a blue moon — very rarely.

    7..white lies — only half-truths?
    the dealer r telling simply white lies.


    8..red handed--in the middle of the act
    I actually caught one of the salesmen red-handed--in th middle if his act.


    9..see red — get angry

    10..green light — permission to continue

    Bye..:wave
     
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  3. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

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    HI all.,
    Here I am giving some more Idioms.

    11..pink — very fit
    Ex: I was feeling in the pink--very fit as we approached the man standing by the sales office.

    12..red rag --somehow provoke

    13..white wash — excuse all the stories

    14..black listed-- not approved,no longer approved.

    15..black and blue — covered in bruises
    Ex: When I got home I was black and blue all over — covered in bruises
     
  4. indhusri

    indhusri Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Sunikris ,
    Ur idioms are really very interesting ! I think adding idioms will surely improve our style of talking or writing . So keep on giving us more & more idioms , ok ? Thanks a lot ! :goodidea:
    With love ,
    Indhu .
     
  5. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

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    Thanku Indhusri

    Hi .,
    Thanku for ur reply & encouragement.
    Definetly i iwll try to post some more.
    I am happy, to know that U r interested in this Thread.

    Once again :thankyou2:
    Bye :wave
     
  6. tejudatla

    tejudatla Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Sunikris,

    Do u mind if I join n share a few color idioms with u all?

    There is a lot to learn from this thread n I like this game as well.So I wanna give a couple of color idioms....

    Black

    black and white

    MEANING: think of everything or judge everything as either good or bad

    EXAMPLE:

    ” He tries to see everything in black and white although he knows this is impossible.”

    Blue

    a blue-eyed boy

    MEANING:
    critical description of a boy/young man who has been singled out for special favours by someone in authority.

    EXAMPLE:

    ”John is a real blue-eyed boy. The team manager always gives him special treatment. It isn’t fair to the rest of us.”

    Yellow


    yellow-bellied

    MEANING: extremely timid, cowardly

    EXAMPLE:

    He is a yellow-bellied coward and never is willing to fight for what is right.

    Thanq...
    Teja:tongue

     
  7. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

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    Never Mind Teja

    Dear Teja.,
    This thread is for all of us.
    Evry one can share .
    & Thanku fro sharing idioms.

    Keep posting
    Bye :wave
     
  8. Malini S

    Malini S New IL'ite

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    Hi

    Dear Sunikris
    Nice thread. Will be useful. I can think of some more that come to my mind.

    Out of the blue: Suddenly.
    Black sheep: Someone from the family who does not fit in, i.e., behaviour or character is not good.
    Red herring: Something that distracts from the real issue.

    :wave Malini
     
  9. Varloo

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    Hai,
    Green with envy. No need to explain, I guess.
    White elephant - saying it is a costly affair.

     
  10. varudhini

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    Dear Suni

    Nice to see your idioms on colors, really interesting. Do post more and more.

    Thank you again for sharing them with all of us.

    Love
    Varudhini

    PS: Now-a-days we are not clashing no. Hope u understand what I mean.
     

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