Idioms

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    far-fetched
    feel blue
    feel puny
    fender-bender
    fire someone
    for ages
     
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    rain or shine: (describing something scheduled)
     
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    Apple of My Eye
    Often daughters or sons are referred to as the "apple" of their parent's eye. This phrase originates from King David, who wrote in Psalm 17 to ask God to remember and love David as His child: "Keep me as the apple of Your eye, hide me in the shadow of Your wings." (Ps 17:8).
     
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    Drink like a fish
    Meaning drink heavily, this idiom originated from the fact that fish live in water and are associated with water. Obviously, fishes don't drink.
     
  6. gili

    gili Guest

    Here are some more color idioms
    Brown out - partial loss of electricity
    Brown nose - to flatter someone in a position of power in order to obtain favors
    In a brown study - seriously contemplating something
    Having a green thumb - able to make plants grow well
    Pink-collar workers -office workers, esp. women
    Red herring - a topic thrown into a discussion in order to mislead
    Blue-collar workers - laborers
     

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