Idioms about colors

Idioms about colors

  • all cats are grey in the dark

    Meaning: The phrase all cats are grey in the dark means that in the dark, physical appearance is unimportant.

  • be in black and white

    Meaning: to be written down.

  • black and blue

    Meaning: covered in bruises

  • black sheep

    Meaning: A disreputable member of a family or a group.

  • black-and-white

    Meaning: said when you have a simplistic opinion about situations while they are in fact more complicated.

  • blue coat

    Meaning: blue coat is a slang that refers to either a policeman, a soldier, or stufdent in a certain prestigious British school.

  • blue-eyed boy

    Meaning: a person highly regarded by someone and treated with special favor

  • born to the purple

    Meaning: If someone is born to the purple or in the purple, they are born into a reigning family or privileged class.

  • browned off

    Meaning: annoyed, upset, angry, bored, fed up, disgusted.

  • fair-haired boy

    Meaning: a person highly regarded and by someone or a group and treated with special favor

  • feel blue

    Meaning: to feel sad.

  • golden opportunity

    Meaning: ideal moment to do something.

  • green light

    Meaning: permission to go ahead with something such as a project.

  • green with envy

    Meaning: envious to the point where it is noticeable to others.

  • green-eyed monster

    Meaning: envy, jealousy, covetousness

  • have green fingers

    Meaning: If you have green fingers, you are skilled at gardening.

  • in the pink

    Meaning: healthy.

  • out of the blue

    Meaning: something which is totally unexpected.

  • red flag

    Meaning: A warning; a sign of trouble ahead

  • red handed

    Meaning: be discovered in or just after the act of doing something wrong or illegal

  • red ink

    Meaning: a euphemism for financial loss.

  • red-letter day

    Meaning: a particularly significant day (personal or sectarian), usually very positive, sometimes very negative.

  • run a red light

    Meaning: The phrase to run a red light is an idiom that means to continue driving through an intersection having a red traffic light without stopping.

  • scream blue murder

    Meaning: to shout or complain loudly because you are annoyed about something.

  • show your true colors

    Meaning: If you show your true colors, you reveal yourself as you really are. You act in agreement with your real personality as opposed to how one has been portrayed or after having been deceptively and deliberately misleading.

  • until one is blue in the face

    Meaning: pointless efforts while trying to convince someone or change his mind.

  • whiter than white

    Meaning: said about someone who is totally fair and honest.

  • yellow journalism

    Meaning: Journalism which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.