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16 phrases found for the topic Colours
Meaning: Very dark: I could not see a thing because it was pitch-black
Date: 2015-02-26 00:00:39
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Phrase: A bolt from (or out of) the blue
Phrase: As black as thunder
Meaning: Be very annoyed or furious: He left the office as black as thunder because he had been dismissed
Phrase: Catch someone red-handed
Meaning: Catch somebody in the act of doing something that he or she should not be doing.
I knew it was him, but I could not prove it until I caught him red-handed.
The robbers were caught red-handed, and taken to prison.
Phrase: Cut through the red tape
Phrase: Feeling blue
Sent by Doris
Phrase: Give (or lend) colour to something
Phrase: Nail your colours to the mast
Phrase: Out of the blue
Meaning: Something that happens without being planned or arranged, that is, it comes as a surprise: It was late at night, and out of the blue, the bell rang. It was my daughter.
Phrase: Pass with flying colours
Phrase: Scream (or yell) blue murder
Phrase: Show the white feather
Phrase: The black sheep (of the family)
Phrase: The crow calls the raven black
Sent by Tony Western
Phrase: The pot calling the kettle black
Phrase: Until you are blue in the face
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